Woman, child were ‘targeted’ in drive-by shooting, deputies say

Woman may have been targeted in shooting near Burbank Drive

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Deputies are investigating a drive-by shooting that happened along Burbank Drive on Friday, Nov. 1.

The shooting happened around 9 p.m. on Burbank Drive near Staring Lane. A woman and her child were transported with serious injuries. Both are expected to survive, deputies said.

Deputies say they believe the woman was targeted and the shooting “does not appear to be random."

The woman continued driving until she ran off the road.

Photos provided to WAFB show the car crashed into a wooded area on the side of Burbank Drive near the University Villas subdivision.

This photo shows a car on Burbank Drive in which two people were shot by a passing vehicle Friday, Nov. 1.
This photo shows a car on Burbank Drive in which two people were shot by a passing vehicle Friday, Nov. 1. (Source: WAFB)

A second vehicle was struck by gunfire, but the passengers were able to flee the scene without being injured. Officers from the Baton Rouge Police Department were with that vehicle at the Circle K on Burbank Drive near campus.

The shooter fled and has not been caught, officials tell WAFB.

Anyone with information is asked to call EBRSO at 225-389-5000 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 344-STOP.

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