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BRPD: 1 dead in shooting on Gus Young Avenue

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a deadly shooting...
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a deadly shooting on Gus Young Avenue.(WAFB)
Published: Nov. 29, 2021 at 11:52 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 29, 2021 at 6:03 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department (BRPD) say they are investigating a shooting that left one man dead on Monday, Nov. 29.

Police say they were called out to the 4400 block of Gus Young Avenue to a report of a shooting around 10:20 a.m.

Investigators say they found Joshua Shorter, 18, of Baton Rouge, in the driver’s seat of a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a shooting that...
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a shooting that happened in the 4400 block of Gus Young Avenue on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.(WAFB)

A department spokesperson said Shorter later died at the scene.

The case is being investigated as a homicide. Anyone with any information about this deadly shooting is asked to call BRPD’s Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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