BRPD Baton Rouge police crime

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A 51-year-old Baton Rouge man was found dead in an field behind an Airline Highway gas station late Wednesday by police responding to a call about gunshots being fired, according to Baton Rouge police. 

Felicito Canales, 3569 Victoria Dr., died of multiple gunshot wounds around 9:40 p.m. Wednesday in an open field behind the Raceway gas station at 7174 Airline Highway, said BRPD spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely. 

There is no known motive or suspects in the fatal shooting, McKneely said. He asked anyone with information to contact Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crimes Stoppers at 344-7867.

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