People in barber shop duck for cover during shooting on Gus Young; 1 critical

1 injured in shooting on Gus Young at N 40th Street

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police responded to the scene of a shooting on Gus Young Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened just after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the 3900 block of Gus Young Avenue near the intersection with N 40th Street.

At least one person has been transported to a local hospital in critical condition.

There’s no word on what led to the shooting, but one bullet crossed Gus Young Avenue and shattered a window on a Jeep at a nearby barber shop. The owner of the car says the people inside the shop ducked for cover.

“There was a lot of shooting by the car and all that, so we just laid to the side until it was all over with. Then we came out and I saw that guy’s bicycle laying in the street and he was laying on side the building,” said Albert Jackson, who was inside the barber shop at the time of the shooting.

No suspect or motive has been identified at this time. Anyone with information that could help police is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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