$5 parking sparks deadly argument at GSU afterparty

Lincoln Parish officials investigate
Published: Oct. 17, 2021 at 7:48 PM CDT
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RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - An argument over a $5 parking fee turned deadly in Lincoln Parish on Saturday night, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. It happened at an off-campus afterparty that was a continuation of GSU homecoming festivities, authorities tell KNOE.

Investigators say it happened Saturday, Oct. 16, a few hours prior to the mass shooting on campus.

LPSO Detective Matthew Henderson said officials responded to Peachland Mobile Home Park, located in the 7000 block of Highway 80, around 10:15 p.m. in reference to two people being shot.

Lincoln Parish officials say some sort of event took place at a building located on Shaman Road, which is approximately two miles east of Grambling on Hwy. 80.

Authorities say a group of unknown individuals was charging party-goers $5 to park on a piece of property in the area. Henderson says it is believed that a verbal altercation started at some point, and two people were shot by at least two unidentified suspects.

Det. Henderson confirmed both victims are from the Shreveport area. One was pronounced dead at the scene, and the second victim was airlifted to a local hospital. The condition of the transported victim is unknown.

Officials say this is an ongoing investigation. Det. Henderson says he will likely release the names of the victims Monday.

At this time, authorities do not believe this is connected to the deadly shooting that occurred hours later on GSU’s campus.

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