sycamore shooting

Police on Wednesday released the name of the man who was found dead in his home after a shooting on Sycamore Street the night before. 

Tavoris Smith, 27, was fatally shot around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 4700 block of Sycamore Street, Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr. said. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene.

Coppola said Wednesday investigators have not identified any suspects or motives.

At the scene Tuesday night, detectives appeared to be focusing on a house not far from the intersection of Sycamore and Beechwood Drive. Neighbors reported having head three shots and said they believe someone fired into the house.

They said the victim was a young man in his 20s who lived there. 

A large group of people — including dozens of the victim's family and friends — gathered on the scene and stayed for hours after the shooting, comforting each other while still expressing disbelief at what had happened.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Baton Rouge police Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.