Brandon Lang

Brandon Lang

One person was transported to a hospital in critical condition Thursday afternoon after a vehicle whose driver was fleeing gunshots struck a pedestrian in Old South Baton Rouge, police said.

Booking records show Brandon Lang, 24, got into a verbal altercation with an unknown male around 2 p.m. Thursday on West Johnson Street, located off Highland Road.

Police say Lang fled the scene in a 2019 Hyundai Sonata as the unknown male started firing gunshots. Lang was traveling east on W. Johnson at a high rate of speed when he struck a female victim, causing her to "fly into the air and be thrown far away from the point of impact."

The female was transported to a hospital in "very critical condition," police said.

Lang was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of attempted second-degree murder.

No one was injured in the shooting.

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