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Man accused of shooting at 6 people and kidnapping a woman at gunpoint

Shawn Matthews (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office) Shawn Matthews (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Baton Rouge man accused of shooting at a group of people Wednesday faces attempted murder and other charges.

According to court documents, Shawn Matthews, 44, reportedly opened fire on six people on Avenue I around 7:30 p.m.

Matthews then allegedly left the scene, returned a while later and kidnapped a woman at gunpoint.

He was booked on the following charges:

Attempted first-degree murder (6 counts)
Assault by drive-by shooting
Aggravated kidnapping
Felon in possession of a firearm
Domestic abuse battery
DWI
Reckless operation of a vehicle

As of early Thursday morning, bond had not been set.

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