According to a neighbor, the tragic shooting that left two brothers of Toya Wright dead over the weekend may have been triggered by an argument.
In a new report, John Kemper explains what he heard and witnessed. He says the voices he heard across the street from his residence just after midnight Sunday morning were so loud that he looked through the window to see what was happening.
When he looked out, he said, he saw several residents of a group of brick apartment buildings on the upriver side of the street, yelling at the occupants of a black SUV. He said,
They were yelling down, looking at the car. There was a commotion going on.
He said such disturbances are so common on the block that he went back into a rear room of his apartment. From inside the apartment, he then heard nine shots, he said.
When I looked back out, everybody was gone.
The engine of the black SUV was still running, however. When police officers arrived at the scene, they found the reality star’s brothers Ryan “Rudy” Johnson, 24, and Joshua Johnson, 31, dead from gunshot wounds inside the vehicle.
Police have given no indication about who they think may have killed the Johnson brothers or why. But Kemper and several other neighbors said they suspected a connection to drug dealing near the brick apartment buildings. Another source, who did not share his identity, explains,
It be like they’re selling sno-balls over there.
The Police Department released no additional information about the double homicide Monday. But an NOPD database of calls for service shows that officers have been called to the block on repeated occasions this year.