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2 shot while sitting in vehicle, 1 dead; victim identified

South 15th Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB) South 15th Street in Baton Rouge (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Homicide detectives were called to the scene of an early morning shooting that left one person dead and sent another to the hospital.

The Baton Rouge Police Department identified the victim who died as Johnny Warren, 31.

BRPD reported the shooting happened on South 15th Street between Julia Street and Myrtle Walk Street just before 1:40 a.m.

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Sgt. Don Coppola said both victims were sitting inside a vehicle when the shooter began firing into it.

He added Warren was already dead on the scene when officers arrived and the second victim is a 30-year-old man.

According to Coppola, the second victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. He also said the second man is expected to survive.

Detectives have not yet identified a suspect or established a motive for the shooting.

Anyone with information on the case is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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