One dead, one injured in shooting on Beech St.


BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place in the 4900 block of Beech St.

The shooting took place at approximately 5:20 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, “investigators believe that gunfire was shot from an unknown suspect into a vehicle that was occupied by three individuals.”

Two men were hit by gunshots including a 20-year-old driver.

BRPD says, the 20-year-old “drove out of the area and stopped on Evangeline Street to call for help.”

Both shooting victims ended up at a local hospital where one of them passed away from their injuries.

The person who died was a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

That individual has been identified as 21-year-old Keonta Jackson.

At this time, the injuries sustained by the 20-year-old are considered non-life threatening and the third person in the vehicle was not shot.

The investigation into this deadly shooting remain ongoing.

If you have any information that can help authorities with this case, please call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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