Woman found shot inside car in Waffle House parking lot

Source: WAFB
Source: WAFB

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police are investigating a shooting that sent a woman in the hospital Tuesday evening.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported officers were called to the parking lot of the Waffle House near the intersection of College Drive and Corporate Avenue at 5:30 p.m.

Cpl. Don Copolla, a spokesman for BRPD, said investigators believe the shooting happened in the car, but that it may have occurred at a different location.

Witnesses remained in the restaurant, peeking outside from time to time.

"They were shocked," Michael Rigalia, a witness, said. "A lot of people were shocked, just looking like they had never seen something so horrific in their entire lives. It was very disturbing to see, you know, very upsetting to see something like that. It makes me wonder, what is the world coming to?"

Police said the woman remains hospitalized and is recovering.

The shooting is still under investigation.

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