An 18-year-old has been identified as the victim in Shreveport's first gun related murder of 2017.

The Caddo Coroner's office has identified the victim of Fridays shooting as Javaria Taylor of Shreveport.

Taylor had been shot several times. His body was found on the roadway on West 73rd Street between Union and Clift avenues just before 1:30 p.m. An autopsy is pending.

The shooting remains under investigation by Shreveport Police.