Fund set up to help pay funeral expenses of slain father of two

Russell Celestin Jr. and Rylee Celestin
Russell Celestin Jr. and Rylee Celestin

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Family and friends are asking for the public's help in raising money to pay the funeral expenses for a father of two "killed in a senseless act of violence" early Monday morning.

They have set up a fund in the names of Russell Jr. and Rylee Celestin. Click here to donate

Their father, Russell Celestin Sr., was one of two men found shot at an apartment on Gardere Lane in Baton Rouge. Celestin was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the shooting.

A suspect has not been identified.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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