One teenager was in critical condition and two others are in stable condition after being shot early Friday on Elm Drive near Winbourne Avenue, a police spokesman said.
The shooting occurred at 12:36 a.m. in the front yard of 3212 Elm Drive, Baton Rouge Police Department spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said Friday.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 15-year-old boy, a 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl, all of whom were shot, McKneely said.
The 15-year-old girl suffered a gunshot wound to her head, McKneely said. She is in critical condition at a local hospital.
The 15-year-old boy was shot twice, once in each leg, McKneely said. The boy is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The 14-year-old girl was hit once in her leg, McKneely said. She, too, is in stable condition at a local hospital.
The victims’ names were not released and McKneely would not say whether any of them lived at the Elm Drive residence where they were attacked.
McKneely said neighbors told police that a lot of young people were hanging out at the residence during the past few days and that some of them had guns and might have fired them.
Investigators believe the person or people responsible for Friday’s shootings targeted people, not necessarily the victims, at the Elm Drive residence, McKneely said.
Investigators were following leads and interviewing witnesses late Friday but did not have a motive for the shootings and had not made any arrests or named any suspects, McKneely said.
A group of boys and young men hanging out in front of the residence Friday afternoon declined comment.
Anyone with information about this incident can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP or (225) 344-7867.