A pregnant woman was hospitalized in serious condition after she was shot in the stomach outside the spring football game at Istrouma High School, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr.
[Update, 7:40 a.m., May 18, 2018: One person has been arrested in connection with this shooting, according to WBRZ-TV.]
McKneely said there was a fight in the bleachers, but it was broken up before shots rang out near the front entrance to the school around 8:30 p.m. He said it was not immediately clear if the fight and the shooting were connected.
The woman, who is in her early 30s, is in serious condition, McKneely said. She is between two and three months pregnant. A juvenile female was also grazed by a bullet, police said.
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Police investigators marked evidence at the taped off scene while teens in football gear and Istrouma spirit wear stood around. Several cars were trapped inside the reams of crime scene tape with numbered stickers marking the places where bullets punctured the vehicle.
Gun shots were heard in the distance from the scene even after officers arrived. Extra duty officers did work the football game in which Istrouma played Mentorship Academy.
East Baton Rouge Parish School System spokeswoman Taylor Gast did not have immediate details on what happened, but did say that school officials were immediately responding.