1 dead following shooting, crash on Addison Street

Published: May. 31, 2021 at 5:35 PM CDT|Updated: May. 31, 2021 at 6:17 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - One person dead is following a shooting late Monday evening on Addison Street, police reported.

Investigators believe that gunfire was shot into a vehicle striking the driver, Dequincey Smith, 26. After the shooting, Smith drove out of the area and subsequently crashed the vehicle in the 3100 block of Addison Street. Smith died from his injuries at the scene, according to BRPD.

Neighbors in the area said they’re shocked the incident unfolded in broad daylight while many were home with their families for Memorial Day.

Police didn’t say whether they have a suspect or person of interest in this investigation.

Authorities were also investigating another shooting in the 4500 block of North Street Monday evening. It is unclear if the two shootings are connected at this time.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867

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