2 children, 1 teen shot on S 17th Avenue

2 children, 1 teen shot on S 17th Avenue
(Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Two children and a teenager were injured in a shooting in the 300 block of S 17th Avenue Thursday night.

The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 30. Emergency officials say two boys, ages 6 and 3, and a 19-year-old man were shot while standing outside of a home. According to police, all three victims were transported with non-life-threatening injuries.

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At this time, police have not identified a motive or a suspect in the shooting.

“We feel that the 19-year-old was targeted, so this wasn’t a random attack. We don’t have much information now after talking to people in the neighborhood and the 19-year-old victim. We don’t have much to go on at this time, but our folks are out there on the street, of course, trying to get evidence to try and help us with this case,” said Sgt. L’Jean McKneely with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

It’s believed the shooter fired seven to ten shots.

Anyone with information on this shooting is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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