Juvenile shot near Mall of Louisiana Saturday night


Authorities responded to a call that a person had been shot near the Mall of Louisiana around 9 p.m. on June 29.

Upon arrival, authorities discovered a 14-year-old girl was shot in the pelvic area. The victim had been brought into Dick’s Sporting Goods while Samaritans called 911, according to an employee.

Police say the juvenile ran toward a sporting goods store after being shot in a nearby lot.

Investigators believe the girl was shot in the parking lot of the AMC theater and then went toward the sporting goods store, according to Sgt. Don Coppola, Jr. with the Baton Rouge Police Department.

Multiple BRPD units responded and taped off the parking lot between the movie theater and sporting goods store.

The girl was transported to the hospital via EMS. Her injuries are considered to be non life-threatening.

The investigation is ongoing.

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