A shooting left a male dead outside a Zachary convenience store Tuesday evening, Zachary Police Chief David McDavid said.

A blue tarp over the deceased was visible about 6 p.m. in the parking lot of the Gate City Food Mart on La. 19 and Lower Zachary Road. Several residents gathered outside police tape to glimpse the scene.

McDavid declined to offer more details, except to say the individual had been shot multiple times. He did not immediately respond to questions about the age of the victim.

Officials from the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s office and the Zachary Police Department were at the scene. East Baton Rouge Parish coroner’s officials were headed to the site, said Coroner William “Beau” Clark.

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