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Investigators search for suspect who shot man several times

Detectives found a handgun near the scene of the shooting. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB) Detectives found a handgun near the scene of the shooting. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB)
Sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter while they searched the apartment where the shooting happened. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB) Sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter while they searched the apartment where the shooting happened. (Source: Brandon Shackelford/WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities are searching for an attempted murder suspect after a man was shot several times Tuesday morning.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported it happened inside an apartment on Skysail Avenue around 6 a.m.

The victim's name was not released, but deputies said he is in his late 20s. He was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

His condition is unknown, but officials said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A description of the suspect was not provided, but detectives found a gun near the scene.

Anyone with information that could help investigators catch the perpetrator is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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