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Man shot in the back during attempted robbery

Monday, January 30, 2012 - 10:20am

BATON ROUGE, LA (FOX44) — A 47-year old man was found shot in the back on Sunday, Jan. 29. He was found in the parking lot at a Sonic located on South Sherwood Forest near Old Hammond Hwy.

The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to the incident, which happened around 9:40 p.m. When they arrived, the located the victim in his vehicle with the single gunshot wound.

Officials tell us that the incident happened in the parking lot of an apartment complex located down the road on Old Hammond Highway.

We’re told the victim was approached by two men in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The men demanded money, but the victim managed to get away by driving off in his vehicle. That’s when the suspects fired the gun and one bullet struck the victim.

Police say the victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP (7867).

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