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Man dies in hospital following early morning shooting

BATON ROUGE — Baton Rouge police are investigating the shooting death of a 52-year-old man that occurred just outside of downtown near McKinley Middle Magnet School.

Police say officers responded to the shooting on the 900 block of Cotton Street. around 1:19 a.m. Wednesday

Officers found the shooting victim, and he was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police say the victim’s name will be released after the family is notified. The suspect and motive are unknown.

Anyone having information relative to this shooting is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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