Police investigate double shooting in Melrose East, one dead - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Double shooting in Melrose East leaves one dead

Police are investigating how this car ended up in front of a home on Melrose Boulevard. Police are investigating how this car ended up in front of a home on Melrose Boulevard.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Detectives are investigating a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded early Monday morning.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said officers were called out to the Melrose East neighborhood around 3 a.m.

Investigators reported finding two men under a carport in the 5500 block of Melrose Boulevard. Both men had been shot.

Courtland Coleman, 29, was pronounced dead on the scene, while the other victim was taken to an area hospital. His injuries were not considered life-threatening.  His name was not released.

Police have not identified a suspect.

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