The victim of Monday night’s shooting that occurred at a Government Street store has been identified as 32-year-old Montaser Zarrouq, 1548 Del Plaza Drive, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.
Officers were dispatched shortly after 8 p.m. to a shooting at Jim and Lu’s at 1701 Government St., police spokesman Capt. Elton Brown said in a news release.
Officers found Zarrouq, a store employee, suffering from life-threatening gunshot wounds, Police Department spokesman Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said.
The victim was shot in the chest, Stubbs said.
Zarrouq was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to the release.
Motives and suspects in the shooting are unknown at this time.
Anyone with information relative to the shooting is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.