It happened just before 3 p.m. on Jewella Ave. near Meriwether Rd. Police say people in a red Camaro and a white Charger were exchanging gunfire. The Charger crashed in the parking lot of a strip mall at Jewella and Meriwether, across from Southfield Grill.
Officers arrived to find the driver of the Charger had been shot several times, including at least once in the head. That victim, later identified as 24-year-old Orlando Puryear Jr., was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport where he later died.
The Camero was left abandoned a few blocks down at Jewella and Amelia. Police say there was clear evidence that someone in that vehicle had been hit, as well.
Two gunshot victims showed up a short time later at Ochsner LSU Health and a third victim showed up at Willis Knighton South with a gunshot wound. Police believe that victim is also likely linked to the rolling shootout on Jewella.
According to police, a third vehicle is believed to have been involved, to the extent that whoever was driving it “picked some people up” and took them to the hospital, although it’s not clear from which vehicles. That vehicle is described as a black Challenger with paper tags.
All three victims are expected to recover, but police say they are getting very little cooperation from the people involved. Investigators believe there were more people in the vehicles, which included more than the two left at the scene that day – although they’re not releasing any details about any other vehicles at this time.
No arrests have been made.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.