Baton Rouge police have released the identities of the two people killed Wednesday night in a double shooting at an apartment complex on Tigerland Avenue, revealing that a man and woman were found dead inside their home.

Stan Riley, 37, and Amanda Authement, 34, were found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and later pronounced dead on the scene, police said.


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The victims were found in the 4700 block of Tigerland Avenue around 9:25 p.m. Neighbors at the apartment complex said they heard about 15 shots around that time.

Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely Jr. said the motive is not known. He said Thursday morning that detectives have been working through the night and are expected to provide updates about their investigation later today. 

Neither of the victims were LSU students, university spokesman Ernie Ballard confirmed Thursday morning.

At the scene Wednesday night, about a dozen Baton Rouge police officers huddled in groups between two apartment buildings while detectives started their investigation. There was a line out the door at a popular bar down the street, but it was quiet outside the apartments, which house a mixture of students and families.

It appears officers were focusing their investigation on a downstairs apartment with its door left open, one of several units in a yellow two-story building. Investigators peered inside with a flashlight.

The area where the shooting occurred contains a cluster of apartment complexes just a short distance from the Tigerland bars that are popular among LSU students. LSU parents and others have long expressed concern about the area having become more dangerous in recent decades, especially as students have gravitated toward newer apartment buildings outside Tigerland, leaving vacancies in the complexes they once filled.

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