On April 15, 2018 just before 4:45 am, Shreveport Police received reports that several people were shot at Trendsetters Tattoo Studio the 6900 block of Jewella Avenue. Upon arrival officers located 5 people suffering from gunshot wounds. All were transported to University Health Hospital suffering from varying degrees of injuries but all were described as non-life-threatening. Those injured were identified as 17-year-old Kevin Washington, 17-year-old De’Anthony Johnson, 21-year-old Lakyra Bonkin, 22-year-old Chantrevious Boykin, and a juvenile.
Officers secured area and were in the process of getting investigators to the scene when they were informed of a 6th victim arriving at Willis Knighton North. That victim, 18-year-old Avontae Guiden, was suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot injury as well.
Violent Crimes and Crime Scene investigators responded to the scene and began collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses. Investigators believe that the suspects arrived in front of the business in a dark colored four door pickup truck. Shots were fired from the driver’s side rear window and from the bed of the pickup. Video evidence was collected and has been made available to the public. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this shooting to contact Shreveport Police at 318-673-7300 or Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or via the app, P3Tips. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of the people responsible for this crime.