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One dead after early-morning shooting off Geronimo Street

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BATON ROUGE - One person was reported to have died in an early morning shooting off Geronimo Street. 

Vernon Mills Jr., 35, was found unresponsive near the roadway and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds before being pronounced dead on the scene, according to Baton Rouge Police. It was unclear what led to the shooting. 

According to officials, the coroner was called to the scene of Geronimo and Mohican Streets around 5:30 a.m. for a shooting. 

Police urge anyone having information relative to this shooting incident to contact the Violent Crime Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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