Woman, child shot off Prescott Road near W Brookstown; arrest made

Woman, child shot off Prescott Road near W Brookstown; arrest made
Officers with the Baton Rouge Rouge Police Department say they are investigating a double shooting that left a woman and an 8-year-old child injured around 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020 in the 5900 block of Heidel Avenue in Baton Rouge, La. (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police responded to reports of a double shooting in Baton Rouge Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Officials with the Baton Rouge Police Department say it happened around 1 p.m. in the 5900 block of Heidel Avenue. Two people were injured. Both reportedly sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say both victims are female and that one of them is an 8-year-old.

On Oct. 20, one suspect was arrested in connection with this shooting. Joshua Cobb, 36, is charged with six counts of attempted first-degree murder, and one count each of illegal use of a weapon and aggravated criminal damage to property.

According to the arrest report, responding officers found multiple shell casings in the yard where the shooting took place and learned some sort of shootout had taken place between several people. The report says a black Honda with five people inside was hit by gunfire. The two female victims were inside the car when they were shot, police say.

During the investigation, a sixth victim was discovered. That victim, who reportedly admitted his own involvement, claims he and Cobb had a verbal altercation in the 4300 block of Plank Road prior to the shooting. The victim claims he left the area and headed to Heidel Avenue, and that Cobb followed him. The victim goes on to say another person was also following behind Cobb in a white Honda Accord.

The report continues, detailing the victim’s account of what happened, saying once he got to the house and got out of his car, Cobb and the person in the other vehicle began to open fire.

The victim says the bullets hit the house and the black Honda, which was parked in the driveway. Inside the car were two adults and three children. The victim says he returned gunfire.

Police say they were able to get surveillance footage from a home nearby, and that the video evidence corroborated the victim’s account of what happened.

The report says the victim was shown a six-person photographic lineup and was able to positively identify the two people involved in the shooting.

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