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.