Coroner IDs Elysian Fields junior fatally shot near Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway during parade

Funeral set Thursday in Elysian Fields High auditorium
Published: Feb. 18, 2023 at 10:35 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Feb. 18, two shootings occurred during the Krewe of Gemini parade, leaving one person dead.

According to Shreveport city leaders, Shreveport police are investigating two shootings that happened while the parade was going on. It happened on Oden Street and Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway Service Road near the Magnolia School of Excellence.

At 5:45 p.m., police responded to a shooting in the 2200 block of Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway. When officers arrived to investigate, they learned that Elysian Fields High junior Kip Lewis, 17, of Marshall, Texas, was shot during the parade. He was transported to a Shreveport hospital, where he died at 6:17 p.m.

The funeral for Lewis will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 in the auditorium at Elysian Fields High School. All Elysian Fields ISD campuses will be closed that day to allow students and staffers the opportunity to attend the services.

Kip Lewis, 17, a junior at Elysian Fields High School, was shot and killed during the Krewe of...
Kip Lewis, 17, a junior at Elysian Fields High School, was shot and killed during the Krewe of Gemini parade in Shreveport, La.(Viewer)

The Caddo coroner’s office said an autopsy has been ordered.

This investigation is ongoing.

Elysian Fields ISD, in a Facebook post posted Sunday, said counselors will be on campus Tuesday to help students. The district’s schools are closed Monday for Presidents Day.

Our Elysian Fields community is heartbroken at the tragic loss of one of our own. Kip Lewis, a junior student at Elysian...

Posted by Elysian Fields ISD on Sunday, February 19, 2023

The school district’s post identifies Lewis as the brother of Elysian Fields High graduates Makenna and Hannah and the son of Bradley Lewis, who serves on the EFISD Board of Trustees, and Lorie Lewis, who has been a longtime second-grade teacher at Elysian Fields Elementary School.

“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,” the post reads.

To show their support for the Lewis family, Marshall ISD officials said the Maverick family will be wearing orange Tuesday, Feb. 21 to show their solidarity with those in mourning at Elysian Fields. Students will be allowed to wear blue jeans with orange tops.

SPD investigating Krewe of Gemini parade route shooting

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.