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Child among two killed in shooting near LSU campus

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Dec 10, 2021

Two people were killed, including a child, in a shooting Friday evening near the LSU campus in Baton Rouge.

Police told WBRZ an adult male was killed in the shooting on River Road. A 3-year-old child was taken to a local hospital and later died.

According to police, there were two vehicles involved in the shooting; one pulled alongside the other and fired multiple shots into the rear passenger area, they say. The car that was shot at tried to flee and swerved off the road, according to WBRZ.

Watch below: BRPD provide update on shooting

A campus-wide alert went out to LSU students and faculty shortly after the shooting, which occurred around 6 p.m., warning them to avoid the area. LSU Police later said they didn't believe the incident was an ongoing threat to campus.

Read more from WBRZ here.

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