BR man shot Thursday near grocery store dies Friday

A man wounded by gunfire Thursday night while sitting in a car with four other people near a grocery store died in a hospital Friday morning, a Police Department spokesman said.

Eugene George, 31, 3335 Osceola St., was shot at 7:14 p.m. in the parking lot of Neighbors Food Mart, 2879 Dougherty Drive, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.

George and a 31-year-old woman were hit by gunfire while in the vehicle with three other people, McKneely said. The woman received minor injuries, McKneely said.

Witnesses described the assailant, who ran from the scene, as a black man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt and khaki pants, McKneely said.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Police Department Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP