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BATON ROUGE - A teenager is recovering after being grazed by a bullet Monday evening.

It happened on the corner of N. 23rd St. and Florida St. Neighbors say the teen was walking home from the store with arms full of groceries when he feared he was being followed.

"He felt like he was going to be robbed," said neighbor Darlene Funker. " As soon as he heard a gunshot, he ran off around the corner."

The neighborhood is near parks, a bus station and grocery stores. Many people, including Funker walk to their destinations.

"You don't feel safe in this neighborhood no more," she said. "If I can't walk to the store or walk to the bus terminal without feeling like I'm going to be robbed, there's something wrong with this neighborhood."

Police say they are searching for a suspect but have no leads at this time.


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