9-year-old girl, woman injured in 71st Avenue shooting

BATON ROUGE, La (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A 9-year-old child is recovering in the hospital after being shot in the head on 71st Avenue. 

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, the shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 2114 71st Avenue near Scenic Highway. 

Authorities said a gray Monte Carlo arrived at the BRPD District 4 Substation. Occupants inside the vehicle informed authorities that a 9-year-old girl had been shot in the head, and a woman had been shot in the neck and shoulder area. 

Several individuals from the residence and occupants of the vehicle were taken to the Victims Crime Unit. 

Authorities said the 9-year-old girl is expected to survive. 

 

 

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