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27-year-old man recovering from gun shot wound to the head; BRPD searching for witnesses

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Thursday, September 19, 2013 - 1:51pm

A 27-year-old man is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head. Police say they are searching for a witness who will step forward with information.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reports that officers were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 900 block of Terrace Street on Wednesday, Sept. 18. When they arrived at roughly 5:40 p.m., they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound to the forehead.

“He was transported to the hospital with a very serious, but non-life threatening injury,” Cpl. Don Coppola, Baton Rouge Police Department, said. “He told investigators that he was walking in the area when an unknown man fired a gun and he was struck by the bullet.”

Police have been unable to locate any additional witnesses, so they have little understanding of what happened.

If you know anything about this incident call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867). You can also text your tip to CRIMES (274637). Include CS225 at the beginning of your message.

This shooting happened in the zip code with the second highest number of homicides during 2013.


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