An altercation and shooting at a house off Blackwater Road left two people injured and deputies searching for the assailants Monday afternoon.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Casey Rayborn Hicks said three men went to the house of another man on Rathmoor Avenue and the four became involved in a fight. 

One was shot and another physically assaulted, and those two were transported to the hospital. Hicks said the man with gunshot injuries was in critical condition and the other had less serious injuries. 

Deputies responded around 3 p.m. Monday to the intersection of Rathmoor Avenue and Glengarry Drive.

Hicks said Monday evening they were continuing to search for two men who fled the scene. She said the two suspects could have left the area. 

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Compiled from staff reports. To contact a crime reporter at The Advocate, email or call (225) 388-0369.