BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Multiple people were transported to the hospital to be treated for gunshot wounds Friday night after an armed robbery attempt.
The shooting was the first of five that would break out between Friday night and Monday morning.
Around 10:45 p.m., deputies were dispatched to the 1800 block of Jasper Avenue to investigate reports of a double shooting. Investigators learned seven men were standing in the parking lot of an apartment complex. Three other men approached the group wearing bandannas covering their faces and armed with handguns, demanding members of the group turn over personal property.
One of the shooting victims from the group resisted the armed men and attempted to fight them off. One of the armed men opened fire, striking several members of the group. The three armed men then fled the area on foot.
Three members from the group suffered injuries related to the shooting. One member suffered a gunshot wound to the hand, the second suffered a gunshot wound to their ankle, and the third was grazed by a bullet on their leg.
The armed men were able to steal a Motorola phone but no money.
An investigation remains ongoing.