The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in a fatal shooting, leaving the community in shock from yet another tragedy. Shreveport resident Deangelo Little, 19, passed away as a result of a gunshot wound to the head. Just before one in the morning, the incident took place in his house on the 300 block of East 72nd Street.
Deangelo was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital by emergency personnel in a flash, but in spite of their best efforts, he passed away at 2:16 in the morning from his wounds. The tragic numbers are further compounded by the news of this young life cut short—the 72nd homicide in Shreveport. The Shreveport Police Department is still looking into the circumstances surrounding Deangelo Little’s death because they are yet unknown. In addition to taking lives, homicides also leave a wake of fear and anxiety over neighborhoods, forcing people to face the reality of violence in their midst.
The community is eager for answers as the inquiry moves on because they want justice and closure for Deangelo Little and his bereaved family. Murders cause long-lasting damage to the fabric of community life in addition to their direct victims. They also have an influence on the neighborhoods surrounding the victims. More than just a figure, 72 stands for lives lost, broken families, and a community coping with the terrible reality of violence. In order to restore public confidence and hold individuals responsible for this incident accountable, the Shreveport Police Department’s dedication to thoroughly investigating the case is essential.
In the wake of such a catastrophe, the neighborhood rallies around one another and pushes for improved security and safety. There is a renewed commitment to tackling the underlying causes of violence within the community and a communal hope that justice will be served as Shreveport mourns the loss of Deangelo Little.