Baton Rouge police unit

A Baton Rouge police unit shown May 22, 2017.

One man died and another man was critically injured in a shooting early Thursday morning as the two victims were sitting in a vehicle on Ford Street, Baton Rouge Police said.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. in the 6700 block of Ford Street, police said. 

Jordy Harrison, 30, of 5160 Cadillac St., died at the scene. The second man was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 

The motive and suspects are unknown at this time, police said in a statement at 5 p.m. Thursday. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

The shooting occurred on the outskirts of Baton Rouge's Zion City neighborhood. Neighbors said it appears the victims' vehicle was parked in the lot in front of a vacant apartment building on Ford Street. They also expressed concern about vacant buildings attracting crime. 

"The city needs to condemn that building," one woman said. "You can't tell who's going in there." 

The home address that police provided for Harrison is about a mile from the scene. Attempts to reach his family Friday were not successful. 

Residents said gunshots are not uncommon on some streets in the neighborhood, but they said violence does not usually extend to the outskirts of Zion City, particularly the area of Ford Street where the shooting occurred. 

Jordan Spears, 27, was shot to death inside his home nearby on Stearns Road one afternoon last December. Police later arrested Spears' neighbor and attributed the shooting to an argument over $80.