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Police: 13 shot while attending memorial service for Bogalusa, La. murder victim, WAFB.com, May 17, 2020
BOGALUSA, La. (WVUE) -13 people were shot in Bogalusa Saturday night while attending a memorial service for a murder victim, according to the Bogalusa Police Department.
Police say around 9 p.m., the Bogalusa Police Department began receiving calls that gunshots were heard in the area of Martin Luther King Drive near East 4th Street.
The chief investigator on the case says more than 150 people were gathered in a vacant lot when someone in a car drove by and fired, causing a chaotic scene, according to the Associated Press.
Those callers informed police that several subjects had been shot.
Upon arrival, officers observed an extremely large crowd of people gathered in the area for what was believed to be a memorial service for Dominique James who was recently found murdered.
James’ mother, Renee James, posted a video to her Facebook page of the memorial service hours before the shooting took place.
Officers located several victims with gunshot wounds and attempted to secure the scene.