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Early morning shooting took place block from Sterling protest site

6 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, July 06 2016 Jul 6, 2016 July 06, 2016 4:33 PM July 06, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a shooting that happened early Wednesday morning just one block away from the site of a deadly officer-involved shooting the day before.

Police reported a 38-year-old woman was hit in the neck by a bullet as she was sitting in the driver’s seat of a vehicle in the 5000 block of Jackson Avenue near North Foster Drive at around 2:30 a.m.

She was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were classified as not life threatening.

The scene of this shooting is within blocks of the officer-involved shooting that took the life of 37-year-old Alton Sterling outside of the Triple S convenience store on North Foster Drive early Tuesday morning. On Wednesday evening, a vigil and protesters were present.

Police said they’re not sure if the shootings are connected at this point in time.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the BRPD Major Assaults Division at 225-389-4869.

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