BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 9-year-old boy is recovering at a local hospital after he was struck by a stray bullet.
Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say the boy was walking with his mother in the 8800 block of Greenwell Springs Road when the two heard a loud popping sound. It happened at roughly 1:30 p.m.
They quickly realized the child had been struck by a bullet. The child's mother drove the boy to the nearby urgent care clinic on Airline Hwy.
EMS responded to the clinic and transported the boy to a local emergency room.
Police have not identified a suspect for this shooting.
If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).