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Police identify victim in Washington Avenue shooting

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BATON ROUGE - Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting that left one person dead.

The incident was reported in the 5200 block of Washington Avenue near Bahm Street around 4:26 p.m. Authorities say 42-year-old-old Vernon Covington was shot by an unknown suspect after a verbal argument.

Covington died at the scene.

Anyone with information on this shooting can call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.


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