Homicide Rate Inching Higher In Baton Rouge

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A deadly shooting Monday afternoon is adding to this year's homicide rate that has surpassed 50 in Baton Rouge.

Police say 43-year-old Wendell East of Gonzales was gunned down outside a home near the area of Blueberry Street and North Ardenwood Drive around 2:45. He died after being transported to the hospital.

Detectives were working overnight to identify the gunman and determine the motive for the shooting.

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