Shooting on Thomas H. Delpit Dr. leaves 2 dead; officials release victims' names

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Two people are dead after a shooting Friday morning in Baton Rouge, according to officials.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victims as Donovan Cummings, 49, and Harold Anthony, 36.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner confirmed one victim was pronounced dead at the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. and the other died at a hospital.

Police reported the two men were working on a home in the area when they were shot. "We know it's a targeted shooting. They were actually approached. The shooters were after them, so this is an isolated incident," said Sgt. L'Jean McKneely with BRPD.

The shooting happened on Thomas H. Delpit Dr. near East Johnson St. The scene is less than two blocks from McKinley High School.

Investigators said the suspects drove to the scene and shot the two men. No information has been provided regarding the type of vehicle.

The motive is unknown at this time.

"We're relying heavily on the community. We're asking that they come forward with information to help us with this case," said McKneely.

This is the third shooting within Baton Rouge city limits in less than 24 hours. This latest rash of crimes started around 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening on 71st Ave. near Scenic Hwy. BRPD says a gray Monte Carlo pulled up to the District 4 substation with two gunshot victims. One was a 9-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the head. The other, a 32-year-old woman with injuries near her neck, both survived. Authorities say they now know that shooting was a family dispute.

About an hour after the first shooting Thursday night, police were called to N. 38th near Cain St. Authorities found a man inside a car with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was taken to a hospital and treated for his injuries.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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