Baton Rouge police arrested two teenagers Saturday morning accused of shooting three juveniles in the 3200 block of Elm Street early Friday, Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in a news release.
Reginald S. Taylor, 17, and Cassey D. Feast, 19, both of 11954 Forest Oak Drive, were booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on five counts each of attempted first-degree murder, McKneely said.
The victims — a boy and a girl, both 15, and a 14-year-old girl — were standing in the front yard of 3212 Elm St. around 12:30 a.m. Friday when Taylor and Feast passed by in a car and fired multiple shots, McKneely said.
The 15-year-old girl was shot in the head and is in critical condition, McKneely said.
The 15-year-old boy was shot twice, once in each leg, and the 14-year-old girl received a leg wound, McKneely said. Those two were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, McKneely said.
None of the victims’ names were released.
McKneely would not say whether any of the victims lived at the Elm Drive residence where they were attacked.
The shooting following a previous altercation, McKneely said.
Investigators believe the accused shooters targeted people, not necessarily the victims, at the Elm Drive residence, McKneely said Friday.
Taylor and Feast fired at the youths on the lawn because they believed their intended targets were among the group, McKneely said.