3-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in Minden; police say 25+ shots fired into home
MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - A toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting in Minden Wednesday night.
Details are limited right now, but the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms the Minden Police Department is working the case.
The boy has been identified by Mayor Terry Gardner as Aldravion “King” Taylor.
“Another senseless crime has taken another precious life. Our law enforcement in our area is doing their best to address these crimes. And they need all the help they can get. We must come together as one community and standup against these injustices. Please pray for LaJhasmine Lewis and her family as she goes through the troubling time of losing her cherished ‘King.’ From my own experience I know the pain of losing a child. So please pray and lift this family up,” said Gardner.
Officials from Minden PD say the child was a 3-year-old male. The call came in around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 for a home in the 700 block of Plum Street. Police say more than 25 shots were fired. The boy was rushed to a Minden hospital by his mother.
Minden Lt. Christ Cheatham says Minden PD is working with Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police on this investigation.
No description of the vehicle responsible is available at this time; however, police say there are two people of interest they’ve identified. No arrests have been made.
The Minden Police Association posted information about the incident on Facebook.
Anyone with information about the shooting can submit an anonymous tip online here.
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