A 25-year-old man was found fatally shot in the roadway of a residential subdivision near Perkins Road and Staring Lane, according to Baton Rouge police.
Raheal Laquan Pierre, of 1423 Lake Calais Court, was pronounced dead in the 1400 block of Lake Calais Court, just yards away from the apartment where he had lived. He was shot several times just after 9 p.m. Sunday, said Baton Rouge police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola Jr.
Coppola said there was no motive or suspects in the shooting as of Monday morning.
Neighbors at the complex Monday morning knew about the shooting, many because they were blocked late Sunday by police tape, either from returning, or leaving, their homes. The subdivision only has one available entrance after a certain time because the other entrance is blocked with a locked gate. However, neighbors found out Monday morning the locked metal gate had been forced open, which some thought had to do with the shooting.
One neighbor said he heard about five shots. A few neighbors said Pierre had just moved to the subdivision about three months ago. While some said they often heard gun shots, they called the violence uncharacteristic to their neighborhood.
No neighbors were comfortable giving their name to The Advocate, out of fear of further violence.
Pierre was found fatally shot about five homes up the block from where police said he lived. On Monday morning, yellow police tape still hung from a gate and trees in the spot where he'd been killed.