Three Injured in Shooting Outside Royalty Lounge

  • Julia LeFort

Reporter Timmy Lane was on the scene June 9th after a shooting outside the Royalty Lounge located within the 200 block of Texas Street. Both the Shreveport Police and the Shreveport Fire Department were present on the scene as the three victims of the shooting were being transported to Oschner Health Hospital. According to Corporal Marcus Hines, the shooting occurred around 10:25 PM and began with an argument inside Royalty Lounge that made its way outside onto the street. Two males and one female were shot, with two of the victims sustaining life-threatening injuries. At the time of Lane’s reporting, no information was available in connection with suspects.

Update: Leejerryius Blaines, 29, died as a result of his injuries shortly after arriving to the hospital. The other two victims, a female adult and a male adult, remain in serious condition. 

For more information, including live footage of the crime scene, visit the RSHV News 1 Facebook page.

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Julia LeFort

Julia LeFort joined RSHV News 1 in May 2019 following her graduation from Florida College with a Bachelor's Degree in May 2019. She has been working as an editor in Florida for the past two years and previously graduated from Benton High School. Currently she is working as the content manager and a contributing reporter to RSHV News 1, while also attending graduate school online through LSU's School of Library and Information Science. Julia is excited to be back in Northwest Louisiana, which she considers home. You can contact Julia at

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