PORT ALLEN — Two men were shot Monday night when they went to Port Allen to buy drugs, but the drug dealer attempted to rob them instead, Police Chief Esdron Brown said Tuesday.

Police on Tuesday continued to interview witnesses to the incident, which occurred about 9:30 p.m., Brown said. They have not yet identified a suspect.

Brown said Major Carter, 30, and Ashton Taylor, 25, both of Baton Rouge, went to Tracy Porter Street to buy drugs, but the suspect instead tried to rob them.

Taylor was shot in the buttocks and Carter was shot in the back, Brown said. Carter yelled to a neighbor that he had been shot and to call 911.

Carter later died from his injury, Brown said.

The investigation is ongoing.