Francis McCabe, Times (Shreveport), June 27
Despite pleas from organizers for nonviolence, three people were shot and another stabbed as another Super Safe Sunday event turned bloody.
Local radio personality Jabber Jaws, who is also of Jabbo Productions, the group co-sponsoring the event with the city of Shreveport, asked the crowd to go home after the rap concert, held at the Louisiana State Fair Grounds on Sunday evening.
The Super Safe Sunday series is meant to get youths off the streets and curb black on black violence in Shreveport.
At least 5,000 people attended the concert, police said, though that is not an official count.
Jaws, whose real name is Marvin Williams, told the crowd he wanted everyone to have a good time, but also he didn’t want there to be any violence at or after the show.
But about 9:30 p.m., between 30 and 40 shots were fired into a crowd in a parking lot on the north end of the Fair Grounds, Shreveport police said.