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Child reportedly shot at Baton Rouge apartment Monday evening

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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.

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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