Shooting At Non-Violence Gig

One man was killed and four others injured when gunfire erupted following a concert promoting non-violence at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds in Shreveport June 26th.

Jawilli Ned was arrested June 28th and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Leonard Spratt. He is being held without bail.

Police said as many as 40 shots were fired as people were leaving the “Super Safe Sunday” concert, which drew about 5,000 people. The shooting started after someone in the crowd threw a bottle at a passing vehicle. Spratt, 41, was killed and others were wounded as people dove for cover.

The concert was the second of five free “Super Safe Sunday” events, which promote non- violence and give youths a place to have fun away from the streets.

Following the series’ June 12th concert, which featured rapper Master P, a 14-year-old boy was intentionally run over by a car, according to The Shreveport Times.

Two other “Super Safe Sunday” events planned for July and one in August are now on hold as police and city officials discuss better security measures.