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Police respond to multiple shootings; At least one dead Wednesday

4 years 5 months 1 week ago Wednesday, April 19 2017 Apr 19, 2017 April 19, 2017 9:43 PM April 19, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of multiple shootings in the Baton Rouge area that left at least one person dead Wednesday.

One person was killed in a shooting in the 3200 block of Plank Road around 1:45 p.m.

Police identified the victim as a 36-year-old black male, found on the ground with a ski mask and hand gun, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Officers say a masked suspect was last seen leaving the area in a dark colored vehicle.

A witness of the shooting said that he heard gunshots and his girlfriend saw a man with a mask run through the backyard of a nearby home.

According to Baton Rouge Police, another shooting was reported on Lorraine Street at Breckinridge Avenue around 2 p.m. BRPD later said that the victim was "pistol whipped" with a gun, rather than shot. The victim appeared to be okay while on the scene.

This is a developing story. We will update it with more information as it becomes available. 

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