BRPD: Shooting victim ran to school for help
BATON ROUGE - Police said the victim of a shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday morning ran to a nearby elementary school for help, which prompted a lockdown at the school.
Cpl. Don Coppola said then 18-year-old male victim said he was walking to a restaurant to get breakfast when two other men tried to rob him, shooting him in the process.
Police said the victim ran to the nearby Melrose Elementary for help after he was shot. Keith Bromery with EBR Schools said Melrose was put on lockdown from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. as a precaution, but no students were involved or hurt during the incident.
Police said the shooting victim was taken to a local hospital from the school, and that his injuries were not life-threatening.
Anyone with information about this morning's shooting should call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869.