One person was taken to the hospital Thursday night after a shooting at Tri-Ambient Lounge in the 6100 block of Greenwell Springs Road, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L'Jean McKneely said.
McKneely said a 41-year-old man was shot in the chest inside the club around 6:20 p.m. He is expected to survive. Police had not yet identified the shooter or a motive as of Thursday night, but said the shooter is a man.
One man who had been inside the club during the shooting said the situation surrounding the shooting was "a bunch of foolishness" that started over jealousy over a woman. The man, who stayed on the scene in a blood-soaked T-shirt with a bandage on the side of his head, declined to give his name. He said he came to the lounge to get food and to talk to some classmates, and was hit on head with a beer bottle.
The club had a marked age limit of 30 years old to enter and advertised a happy hour special that neighbors said was popular.
Neighbors across the street, who also didn't want to give their names, said they came home after the shooting. One woman called the club "laid back" and said she has not heard of problems here before.
In June 2011, Arthur Armstead, 29, of Baker, fatally shot another man after an argument in the parking lot of the business, then called Club Tri-Ambient. Armstead also shot and injured a woman and shot another man's cellphone off his hip during the altercation. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and two counts of attempted murder in 2014.
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