A Louisiana teen was shot and a live grenade thrown into his home this week by a suspect or suspects Baton Rouge police are anxious to identify and capture.
According to Fox News, the incident occurred early Friday morning. As of initial reports, it was unclear whether police believe the same person was responsible for both attacks.
The father of the 16-year-old shooting victim said the family was sleeping at around 5 a.m. when the ordnance came flying through the window. He said he quickly called police, just before gunshots rang out and hit his son in his torso and arm.
Reports indicate the victim was transported from the home to an area hospital with moderate injuries. He is expected to survive.
As the Advocate reported, experts were able to remove the grenade without an explosion, moving it to a different location to detonate it safely.
Reports indicate 25 bullet holes were discovered in along the outside of the home.
A neighbor, 56-year-old Terry Willis, recalled hearing the attack.
“I was sleeping and I heard multiple gun shots, like rapid,” he said. “It was a shocker.”
The victim’s father said he did not want his family identified by name out of concern for their safety. He has suggested the attack was likely in response to a mistaken belief that he gave information to police about another crime.
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