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Family says victim was killed in front of her children and grandchildren

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KADN)- The sister of 43-year-old Kawanna Felix, one of the three murdered in Tuesday’s triple murder turned suicide, case told News15 that she was killed in front of her children and grandchildren. 

“They were there, they saw so the youngest ones are eight and 14,” Letisha Levy, Kawanna's sister, said. 

According to the Lafayette Police Department (LPD), around 6:00 pm on Tuesday officials responded to a call of shots fired in the 100 block of Clara St. When they arrived they found 43-year-old Kawanna Felix shot to death inside her family home.

Family says victim was killed in front of her children and grandchildren

Kawanna Felix, one of the victims killed in Tuesday's triple murder turned suicide case. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

“I heard some screaming right before then I heard ‘pow’ ‘pow’,” Jodeci Calais, a neighbor who lives near where Kawanna was killed, said.

Police believe the person responsible was Kawanna’s estranged husband, 36-year-old Andres Jamal Felix, who took his life shortly after. Felix is also responsible for two murders earlier that day, 29-year-old Ross Chaisson of Lafayette and 25-year-old Paige Lewis of Duson. 

Ross Chaisson

Ross Chaisson, one of the victims killed in Tuesday's triple murder turned suicide case. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

“There’s a lot of people that is grieving out here right now, a lot of people grieving in general today so just support in general for these families that lost their loved ones today,” Matthew Benoit, the public information officer for LPD, said. 

There will be a candlelight vigil held in memory of Kawanna Felix at 6:00 pm in the 100 block of Clara St. on Thursday, October 6.

Kawanna’s family has set up a GoFundMe account to help assist with funeral costs. Click here to donate.

Paige Lewis’s family also has set up a GoFundMe to help assist with funeral costs, click here to donate.

Paige Lewis

Paige Lewis, one of the victims killed in Tuesday's triple murder turned suicide case. Photo courtesy of Facebook.

Lewis’s family will be holding a balloon release in memory of her Saturday, October 8 at 6:00 pm in the 400 block of Toby Mouton Rd. in Duson. 

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