UPDATE: Victim dies in Gardere shooting

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Posted: Oct 22, 2010 3:13 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Oct 22, 2010 3:13 PM
Source: East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office

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UPDATE 4:55 p.m. - Authorities say the victim in today's shooting, 21-year-old Javon Brooks, has died from his injuries.

Original story:

A man was shot in the head this afternoon south of Baton Rouge and the shooter is still at large, according to authorities.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting which happened just after 2:30 p.m. on the 8000 block of Skysail Avenue.

A neighbor reportedly heard the gunshots and called the sheriff's office. EMS confirmed they transported a man to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the head, and that he was in bad shape.

The shooter was described as a male between 17 and 20 years old, a little under six feet tall with short-cut hair, and wearing a black shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call EBRSO at (225) 389-5000.

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