Teen athlete shot in leg during drive-by shooting

BRPD: Shooting reported on 73rd St.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 17-year-old athlete was struck by a stray bullet during a drive-by shooting.

A Baton Rouge football coach confirms that the teen was struck in the leg after he was shot while attending a family gathering.

The shooting happened Tuesday, November 22 at roughly 6:30 p.m. The teen was in the 2200 block of 73rd Street when the shots were fired.

The coach says that the football player was lucky as his injury did not cause major damage to his leg.

Investigators are currently working to establish a motive and suspect for this shooting.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

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