Man shot in leg during overnight fight downtown

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - One person was shot in the leg during a fight in downtown Baton Rouge early Sunday morning.

The shooting happened around 2 a.m. on Lafayette Street near Florida Street, according to police.

A spokesperson for BRPD said a group of men got into a fight as bars were letting out downtown. One of the men had a gun and shot another man in the leg.

Police say the shooter fled the scene before they arrived.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

This investigation is ongoing.

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