High school student found dead in park overnight
BATON ROUGE-Authorities are investigating the killing of a high school student who was found with gunshot wounds in a park overnight.
The teen's body was found in the park in the 5800 block of Monarch Avenue late Thursday.
Sources say he appeared to be wearing a school uniform.
The victim was a student at nearby Glen Oaks High School, WBRZ learned. Family members identified the teenager as Carl Lovely, 17. His mother told WBRZ he was supposed to be leaving Friday for Job Corps, a program that offers youth free training for the workforce.
Family of Carl Lovely embrace as they mourn the loss of a twin brother, son, and someone who loved music pic.twitter.com/Mi9n9xvPgw— Taylor Evans WBRZ (@taylorevansnews) October 20, 2017
Family and friends said they stumbled upon his belongings at the park when they went there Friday morning to look for clues on their own.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System released a statement sympathizing with the family of the slain student:
“The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is saddened to learn of the death of Glen Oaks High student Carl Lovely. Our school district is working to provide support for the students and faculty impacted during this difficult period. School guidance counselors, I CARE specialists, and other support staff will be available to provide support over the next several days."
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