Local authorities discover gunshot victim after responding to car fire

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Kourtney Williams

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) –

UPDATE:

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, it appears the person in the vehicle suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

ORIGINAL:

The Baton Rouge Fire Department was called to the scene of a car fire on Wednesday morning.

The car fire was located at Florida Blvd. and North Sherwood Forest Blvd.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered a gunshot victim.

Image courtesy of Kourtney Williams

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, a shooting victim “was found in/around a burning vehicle with an apparent gunshot injury.”

The gunshot victim sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently at a local hospital.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

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