EBRSO Investigates Shooting Death of Seven-Year-Old Child

East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred at approximately 11:10 yesterday evening in the 8900 block of Prescott Road that left a seven-year-old child dead.

According to reports, a family of five was traveling in their vehicle on Prescott Road when they passed a dark-colored car that was traveling in the opposite direction. They said they heard a “pop,” and then realized two of the children in the backseat had been struck by gunfire. The two children were transported for medical treatment. One child was grazed and had non-life-threatening injuries. The 7-year-old male child was later pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

This investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000. Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible. Contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.