This week has been especially tragic for one Arklatex family

SHREVEPORT, La.-- This week has been especially tragic for one ArkLaTex family after losing not one but two family members.

The Mansfield family calls both crimes senseless.

Their son, La’Jaylin Jackson, was just 22-years-old. In fact, he would have turned 23 on Friday.

He was a rapper, a barber, a photographer and a father to three children. The family is heartbroken because they tell us the young father was killed Tuesday on Bibb Street right in front of his young children.

The family said La'Jaylin was standing outside of his car talking to his girlfriend when someone drove up and shot him in the head. His three children were inside the vehicle. Neither they nor his girlfriend were hurt. 

“It’s sad, I want it to stop, it is senseless my sister had five kids. My brother leaves behind three children. Now, all we can do is step up and take care of the babies and hope for justice for our siblings,” said LaMichael Jackson.

LaMichael Jackson’s sister, Shaterica Anderson, 28, was killed in Houston Monday. She was gunned down with their five children sleeping nearby. 

Anderson's common-law husband, Johnny "Ray Ray" Landry, 48, is charged with her death. 

Anderson's parents, Michael and Sherri Simpson of Mansfield, were in Houston taking care of their daughter's arrangements when they got the call about their son La'Jaylin being shot in Shreveport. He died Wednesday morning at Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport. 

No arrests have been made in La’Jaylin’s murder.


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