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A man was shot and killed Friday afternoon on N. Foster Drive, marking the 83rd homicide in 2020.

That means Baton Rouge has tied 2019's total death count — with almost three months left in the year. 

The shooting took place in the 4100 block of N. Foster Drive around 4:30 p.m., according to BRPD spokesperson Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. A man was taken to a local hospital, where he later died, he said. 

The victim had not yet been identified Friday night. 

This is a developing story. 


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