Homicide rocks Sorrento neighborhood

Homicide rocks Sorrento neighborhood

POSTED: Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 5:13pm

UPDATED: Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:02pm

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating its latest homicide. The victim has been identified as 41-year old Gerald Wilkins of Baton Rouge. People who live on L.V. Road say they heard several gunshots around four Saturday morning. They came outside to find a black man wearing a white long sleeve shirt, jeans and white tennis shoes shot dead on the side of the road.  The murder has shaken up this normally peaceful neighborhood.

“I ain’t never saw nothing like that…this is a little, quiet, little neighborhood. It’s gotta be safe. I got my momma, cousin, my auntie. This is a spot where never nothing, no crimes go on out here,” says Bearl Scott.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 344-STOP.

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