BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators are looking for three teenage suspects after a pizza delivery driver was shot and robbed late Thursday night.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, it happened on Shelley Street between Maple Drive and Lemonwood Drive around 11:15 p.m.
Cpl. L'Jean Mckneely with BRPD said the 20-year-old Domino's driver was making a delivery in the area when three teens tried to force their way into her car.
Police said one individual pulled out a handgun and shot the delivery worker in the arm. They then grabbed the food and left the scene. The woman called police and was taken to the hospital, where she is in stable condition.
"As far as what they were trying to do, trying to rob her, take the car and the pizza, we're not 100 percent sure. But she's very lucky," Mckneely said.
Mckneely said attacks directed at delivery workers are rare but they do happen.
The owner of the pizza shop where the woman worked is still in shock.
"We just haven't had problems like this here," said Glenn Mueller, the CEO of RPM Pizza which owns the Domino's location on Plank Road.
He said the company provides training to its employees on how to identify suspicious activity. They work with police to mark unsafe neighborhoods.
"There's some areas in town and in several towns throughout Louisiana, where we do limit our delivery areas," he said.
The company also recommends their employees download a smartphone application called "Lifeline Response." It acts like a panic button.
Mckneely said delivery workers can also contact police.
"If they feel that something's fishy, they can leave the scene and call for police assistance," he said. "We'll come check it out."
The suspects are described as being between 15 and 17 years old. Mckneely said two have a thin build, while the other has a larger build.
Anyone with information about the shooting and robbery is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.