EBRSO identifies shooting victim found at Highland Rd. Park

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UPDATE:

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office says the person who was found at the Highland Road Park is 23-year-old Reginald Cossett Jr.

ORIGINAL:

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office was called to Elvin Dr. early Thursday morning after reports of shots fired in the area.

EBRSO said deputies combed the area when “the victim called stating that he was sleeping in a vehicle in the Gardere area when he was awakened by three black males shooting him.”

The caller stated that he sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was left at the Highland Road Park.

Deputies were able to find the victim at Highland Road Park and confirmed that he was shot multiple times.

EBRSO said, “EMS transported him for medical attention.”

The shooting victim later died at a local hospital.

The investigation into this shooting remains open.

If you have any information about this shooting, please call the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.

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