Louisiana Ave. shooting involves local professional boxer - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Louisiana Ave. shooting involves local professional boxer

Source: Byron Thomas/WAFB Source: Byron Thomas/WAFB
Source: BRPD Source: BRPD
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department confirms that the 39-year old shooting victim is local professional boxer, Emanuel Burton. 

Authorities say the shooting took place last night on Louisiana Avenue around 8 p.m. a few blocks north of Government Street and near a gym where Burton trained.

The shooting victim is on life support at a local hospital.

As a professional boxer Burton is better known by the name, Emanuel Augustus.

At this time officials have not identified a suspect or motive in the shooting. However, BRPD is looking for anyone associated with a car that was spotted on surveillance footage leaving Mid City Garden Apartments just before the shooting. 

If you have any information that could help authorities, call Crime Stoppers at 344-STOP. 

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