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Officials identify man killed in Baker double shooting

3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago Monday, September 27 2021 Sep 27, 2021 September 27, 2021 10:00 PM September 27, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BAKER - A Monday night shooting at a mobile home park in Baker left one man dead and a second man injured.

The man who lost his life in the gunfire has been identified by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office as 56-year-old Leon Washington.

Baker Police said the incident that led to Washington's death occurred just off Main Street on Azaela Avenue around 9:45 p.m. 

Authorities confirmed that when they arrived they found Washington and a second man suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officers performed first aid until paramedics arrived. But Washington was pronounced deceased at the scene of the shooting, the other man was rushed to a local hospital in critical condition.

Police said neither have any suspects nor has a motive been identified.

This article will be updated as authorities proceed with their investigation into the tragic incident. 

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