Child shot at Baton Rouge apartment; police still seeking gunman
BATON ROUGE - Authorities responded to reports of a child shot in Baton Rouge Monday.
The incident was reported just before 5:30 p.m. at Canterbury House Apartments on South Sherwood Forest Boulevard near Old Hammond Highway. Police said an unknown male suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door and fired one shot, striking the 11-year-old male in the face.
The shooter fled the scene on foot. Authorities say the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.
A child has been shot at Canterbury House Apartments on South Sherwood Forrest Blvd and management does not want the public to see the scene. They continued trying to make us leave even after we were off the property. @brpd is now posted at entrance #wbrz https://t.co/s6OP0eyBDZ pic.twitter.com/GX2iQmfR0w— Mark Armstrong (@TvMarkArmstrong) April 29, 2019
Police say the motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.
Anyone with information relative to the incident can call the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.
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