Man dead after early morning shooting in Covington

COVINGTON, LA. - COVINGTON, La. -- Police are trying to find out why a man was gunned down inside his car early Wednesday.

Detectives believe Antoine Collar, 26, of Denham Springs, was visiting a friend at her home in the 1000 block of North Florida Street before he was killed.

Chief Tim Lentz said Collar was in the front seat of a rented Hyundai, apparently getting ready to leave, when he was shot to death about 1:50 a.m.

Police have not yet identified a suspect or motive. Lentz said no drugs were found on the scene.

Lentz said Tuesday's killing was the second homicide in the city in nearly 10 years.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Covington police at (985) 892-8500.

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