Shrine outside abandoned building for boy shot, killed Friday
BATON ROUGE - Neighbors set up a small shrine outside an abandoned duplex where a 16-year-old died.
Candles, teddy bears and flowers were placed near a fence. The candles cast a shimmering light in a shadowy area of the property Friday night, a few hours after the boy was shot and died.
Earlier, police swarmed Spain Street. The neighborhood, on the fringe of the Garden District, was filled with uniform officers, detectives and first responders after someone made an emergency call about a teen being shot around 1:15 pm.
Family members said they believe the teen and his friends were playing with a gun. Police have not confirmed the story told by family and said they were talking to those that were with the victim at the time.
WBRZ also learned Friday evening, the city's code enforcement sent a letter to the property owner about problems with the property. Code officers warned the homeowner has until about December 15th to take action or the building could face demolition.
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