Posted: Feb 6, 2014 10:28 AM by Russell Jones
Updated: Feb 6, 2014 3:55 PM
BATON ROUGE - Officials locked several schools in Baton Rouge down while police searched for a shooter in their area Thursday morning.
Authorities said a 28-year-old man was critically wounded after he was shot multiple times at Hollywood and Longfellow. Witnesses we spoke with this morning say it was terrifying.
"He was getting out of his car and the guy just walked up on him and ran to the corner and started shooting," one witness told News 2. "I heard eight shots... four separated. Four one minute and four the next minute. I told my momma to get my niece in the back, because I didn't want bullets to go through my house. I could hear where they were coming from. When my boyfriend ran outside he told me someone had just got shot and was on the ground."
Schools in the area of the shooting, including Redemptorist High School and Delmont Elementary, were placed on lockdown while police searched for the shooter. They were taken off lockdown shortly before 11 a.m.
Investigators say they're actively pursuing witnesses to find out what led to the shooting and who's responsible. Witnesses believe a robbery attempt led to the shooting.