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Man killed in early morning shooting

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Police say a man was killed in a shooting early Sunday morning. The shooting took place on 73rd Avenue just before 2:00 am.

Officers were dispatched to the scene after reports of a traffic crash, but once they arrived they found Eddie Simon Jr., 24, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. Investigators say that Simon was standing in his front yard when an unknown suspect walked up to him and began firing. The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction before officers arrived.

Simon was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The shooting remains under investigation. Anyone with information on is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP.

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