Police say one person was fatally shot late Thursday morning in the 1800 block of West Catalpa Street, near North Sherwood Forest Drive. 

A man was pronounced dead after reports of a shooting late Thursday morning off North Sherwood Forest Drive, officials said.

The shooting was reported around 11 a.m. in the 1800 block of West Catalpa Street, according to Baton Rouge police.

Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said the victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

No additional details were immediately available. 

Outside one of the houses on the street, a crowd gathered. A woman sobbed; a young man threw down what appeared to be his phone, shouting in frustration.

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Investigators appeared to be focused on a black sedan in a driveway. 


Baton Rouge police investigate a car at the scene of a fatal shooting on North Sherwood Forest Drive on Thursday. 

Nearby, Alecia Awol stood in her front yard with her one-year-old son. She said she heard “a lot” of gunshots. Her husband went closer to the scene to find out more information.

“I can’t believe this is happening here,” she said.

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