BRPD investigating shooting death of young man inside vehicle

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 18-year-old Tequrrian Baptiste, of 3924 South Barrow Dr. is dead after sustaining gunshot wounds on Monday afternoon.

The shooting happened “around 3:50 p.m. at the intersection of Winbourne Ave. and North 38th St,” according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Baptiste was one of two people inside a vehicle and stopped at a traffic light when gunshots penetrated the car and struck both individuals.

Baptiste and a 21-year-old passenger were taken to a hospital after being hit by gunfire.

The 18-year-old died at the hospital and the passenger in the vehicle at the time of the shooting remains in critical condition.

Authorities do not have a motive or suspect(s) in this case and are seeking the public’s help.

If you have any information about this deadly shooting, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867(STOP).

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