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Three people shot in Vivian

Three people were injured from gunfire in Vivian early this morning, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Just after 2 a.m., deputies were called to North Caddo Memorial Hospital in Vivian where a 16-year-old boy arrived with a graze wound to the head. He was later transported to Ochsner LSU Health where he was treated an released. Two other victims - Xzariel McFarland, 20, and Frankie Kimble, 20, both of Plain Dealing  - went by private vehicle to Willis Knighton-North in Shreveport. Kimble received a graze wound to the calf and McFarland was shot in the shoulder. Both were treated and released. 

Sheriff's detective are still interviewing witnesses but said gunfire was reported as a party was letting out at the National Guard Armory at 625 Park Drive in Vivian. No other information was available.

This afternoon, Sheriff's Det. Demetrice Ellis-Adams arrested Keshawn York, 17, of Vivian, for attempted second-degree murder. Witnesses said York fired into a crowd of people from a moving vehicle.

York was interviewed at the Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division and was later booked into Caddo Correctional Center. A gun believed to be used in the shooting was found in a culvert on Centerville Road by Detectives Matthew Lucky and Christopher Daniel.


For questions regarding this press release, please contact Cindy Chadwick at (318) 681-0666

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