Three Dead After Gunfire Breaks Out As Friends Film 'Crate Challenge' Video

Three people were shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Shreveport, Louisiana.

The shooting reportedly took place on August 22 outside of Linwood Public Charter School, where a group of men were filming a video of a viral TikTok trend known as "The Crate Challenge."

This new craze already has amassed more than 15.3 million views on TikTok, and consists of trying to cross over a pyramid of plastic crates on foot without them toppling over.

However, in a video which was shared to Twitter by user @SirVstudios, a man can be seen attempting to walk across the black crates just before gunfire breaks out.

The group then disperses and the man who is filming the video, which is visible here, appears to sprint for cover shouting: "Get me my gun, get me my gun!"

He can also be heard shouting: "F**k".

It is not known who was firing or if the group performing the crate stunt was specifically targeted, but according to local radio station Keel.FM, the event took place at Linwood Avenue on West 70th Street.

THIS JUST IN 🚨 A shocking Milk Crate Challenge ended in a shootout! 😧 It is not yet clear if anyone was shot or why they were shooting.. pic.twitter.com/iIBsXlxEd1

— Official Milk Crate Challenge News Source🥛 (@SirVstudios) August 22, 2021

In a longer version of the clip on the radio station's site, the camera operator can also be heard exclaiming: "My baby!"

Local news outlet KSLA News 12 reported that two people were shot outside the school at 5:36 p.m.

The police were later called to Circle K on East 70th Street at Gilbert Drive where a woman was found dead in the back seat of a car 6:11 p.m.

A police spokesman said one person had said he had tried to drive away after the shooting but stopped when he realized the woman in the car had died.

The driver of the car, and the other passenger, did not suffer injuries. Police have stated that they believe the two crime scenes are related.

Linwood Avenue and St. Vincent Avenue and East 70th at Gilbert are closed for investigation.

In the most recent statistics available in June 2021 there were 45 homicides in Shreveport this year so far, which is a 96 percent increase on the previous year.

Speaking at a press conference back in May, Shreveport Chief of Police Ben Raymond said: "We can and we must take immediate action to reduce gun violence plaguing our community.

"When did it become acceptable to allow our children and those whom we have influence over to carry illegal weapons?"

Shreveport police told Newsweek that one person said he had tried to drive away after the shooting but stopped when he realized the woman in the car had died.

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A stock image of a police line. In Louisiana three people died in a shooting which was inadvertently filmed for social media. Getty Images