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17-year-old Kip Lewis shot and killed during Krewe of Gemini parade

An autopsy was ordered.



During the Krewe of Gemini parade on February 18th, gun violence occurred resulting in one death.

The Shreveport Police Department (SPD) is investigating two shootings that happened in the vicinity of the Magnolia School of Excellence on Oden Street and Clyde Fant Parkway Service Road.

The SPD received a report of a shooting on Clyde Fant Parkway’s 2200 block at 5:45 p.m. on the same day.

Upon arriving at the scene, the police discovered that Kip Lewis, a 17-year-old from Marshall, Texas, had been shot during the parade.

Lewis was transported to a local hospital, where he passed away at 6:17 p.m. An autopsy has been requested.

This investigation is ongoing.

Elysian Fields ISD issued the following statement:

Our Elysian Fields community is heartbroken at the tragic loss of one of our own. Kip Lewis, a junior student at Elysian Fields High School, passed away Saturday evening.

Kip is the son of Bradley and Lorie Lewis, and brother of EFHS graduates Makenna and Hannah. Bradley serves as a board member on the EFISD Board of Trustees and Lorie has been a longtime second-grade teacher at Elysian Fields Elementary School.

Our hearts are breaking for Kip’s family and his many friends in our community and beyond. EFISD is closed for Presidents Day on Monday but the district will make increased counseling services available from our district, through Region 7 ESC, and our local churches for all students when we return to school on Tuesday.

We ask that you please join us in surrounding the Lewis family with love and prayers as we commit to standing with them through this most difficult time.