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BRPD searching for shooter near popular Government Street restaurant

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BATON ROUGE - Police searched the area near Doe's Eat Place after a shooting in an adjacent parking lot around 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

Restaurant patrons reported being asked to stay inside as officers searched for a suspect outside.

EMS was not dispatched to the scene since someone drove the shooting victim to a hospital. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Armed Robbery detectives were on scene working with homicide detectives, according to BRPD.

During the search, Baton Rouge Firefighters arrived and put out a fire inside a dumpster on the property. Moments later, police searched the dumpster for evidence.

Police have not released any information on a suspect.

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