Man arrested for speeding away from shooting and striking female pedestrian

POLICE: Pedestrian struck by vehicle fleeing gunfire

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - A pedestrian was hit by a car Thursday afternoon, reportedly by someone fleeing from a shooting.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say the incident happened around 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 is the 300 block of West Johnson Street.

Officials say Brandon Lang, 24, was involved in a verbal altercation with an unidentified person. The person reportedly fired shots at Lang as he began to leave the area. Police say he sped away at a high rate of speed, striking a 31-year-old female.

Brandon Lang, 24, was arrested after speeding away from a reported shooting and striking a female pedestrian.
Brandon Lang, 24, was arrested after speeding away from a reported shooting and striking a female pedestrian. (Source: BRPD)

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is currently in critical condition.

Lang was arrested on one count of attempted second-degree murder.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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