Shooting Deaths of Four People in Orange Home Investigated as Isolated Incident

Police in Orange, Texas are conducting an investigation into the deaths of four individuals at a residence on the city’s east side. The Orange Police Department received a report of a shooting at the location on North 8th St. in the early morning hours of January 1, 2024. Upon arrival, officers discovered the bodies of four individuals who had succumbed to gunshot wounds.

The victims have been identified as Janiya Lewis, 17, Porsha Kiel, 34, Bobby Kiel, 53, all residents of Orange, and Lester Lewis, 33, from San Augustine. According to authorities, the incident is being treated as a homicide, and it is believed to be an isolated event with no ongoing threat to public safety.

Law enforcement officials revealed that they suspect one of the deceased individuals to be the shooter. However, this information has not been officially confirmed. The Orange Police Department also disclosed that Lester Lewis, one of the deceased individuals, had a history of encounters with law enforcement.

As the investigation continues, the relationship between the victims and the circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under scrutiny. Meanwhile, members of the community, including friends and neighbors, are reeling from the tragic event that has shaken the local area.

The Orange Police Department issued a statement confirming the ongoing investigation, stating that autopsies have been ordered for the deceased victims. The department reassured the community that there is no immediate threat to public safety. As the authorities gather more information, updates on the case will be released to the public.