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Man dies in late night shooting on Mission Dr.

he shooting happened at a home in the 3200 block of Mission Street, near Istrouma High School, just after 11:30 pm.  (Byron Thomas, WAFB) he shooting happened at a home in the 3200 block of Mission Street, near Istrouma High School, just after 11:30 pm. (Byron Thomas, WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Baton Rouge Police say a man has died after a shooting that took place late Saturday night.  The shooting happened at a home in the 3200 block of Mission Drive, near Istrouma High School, just after 11:30 pm. 

Officers say Travis Polk, 21, was found under the carport of the residence sitting in a lawn chair, he had been shot several times in the chest area.  He was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries. 

Leroy Young is the neighborhood watch captain on the street where the shooting occurred. He says several neighbors are involved in community groups to make the area safer. Young says last night he heard someone bang on his window but saw no one when he looked outside.

“I didn’t hear the shots, but my neighbors and all- they said they heard three shots,” said Young.

A homeowner dialed 911 after hearing gunshots in the 70805 area.  This shooting remains under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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