Man shot and killed on Melrose Drive, second victim recovering in hospital


POSTED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Monday, March 12, 2012 - 9:15pm

THIS IS AN NBC33 NEWS UPDATE: The victim in this morning’s shooting on Melrose has been identified as Courtland Coleman, 29, of Baton Rouge.

ORIGINAL STORY: Two men were found shot in the early morning on Melrose Drive. One man died while the other is in the hospital recovering.

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the call of shots fired at around 3:00 a.m. on Monday, March 12. When they arrived they found two males located under the carport of a home with gunshot wounds.

One male was pronounced dead at the scene while the other was transported to a local hospital with non life threatening injuries.

At this time the Baton Rouge Police Department has not been able to determine a motive or suspect for this shooting.

If you know anything about this shooting incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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