Man dies after shooting near Abita Springs

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The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal shooting near Abita Springs.

Police say shortly after 3:00 a.m. today, officers were sent to investigate a 911 call from a man claiming to have been shot.

"Responding deputies located the individual unresponsive inside a mobile home in the 21000 block of Wilson Road near Abita Springs," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "Medical personnel transported the man to a local hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries."

The St. Tammany Coroner's Office has identified the victim as 61-year-old Everett Wayne Finley.