Man succumbs to his injuries after being shot in Garden District

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – A man was shot earlier this month while driving his vehicle in the Garden District neighborhood.

Shortly before 2 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 49-year-old Marcus Rucker, of 1601 Fairmont St., sustained gunshot wounds.

The shooting occurred “in the 1200 block of South Eugene St. while driving his vehicle,” according to the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Rucker was sent to a local hospital and died later from the injuries suffered in the shooting.

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

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