The Islamic State militant group released a video Tuesday that it claimed shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.
Deputies in St. John the Baptist Parish are investigating the parish fourth homicide of 2014.
On Wednesday at 8:21 a.m., deputies were called to the 1900 block of Jasper Lane in LaPlace, where they found an unresponsive man with multiple gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The victim's identity is being withheld until family members are notified.
Anyone with information is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
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