BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Deputies say a shooting that left one person injured occurred Sunday evening at a grocery store in a normally quiet area of Baton Rouge.

The incident unfolded at the Albertsons in the 15000 block of George O’Neal Road when two men began to argue and their verbal dispute became physical. 

According to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office (EBRSO), the man who fired his weapon claims he did so in self-defense.

The other man who alleged that he’d been shot told deputies he fled in his vehicle and went to an area hospital.

EBRSO says the man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

A store employee named McKale described what happened to BRProud, saying, “It didn’t happen inside, I just heard the shots. I was like, ‘Wow, that actually happened.’”

Witnesses confirmed that the incident occurred in the store’s parking lot.

As of 8:15 p.m., the grocery store is open for business.

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