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Police: Man shot during dating app meet-up, went to nearby club for help

1 month 2 weeks 2 days ago Wednesday, May 11 2022 May 11, 2022 May 11, 2022 6:50 PM May 11, 2022 in Crime
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A bloodied man went looking for help at a popular venue near downtown Baton Rouge after he was shot during a meet-up he arranged through a dating app.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the victim, who was shot multiple times, showed up at Red Stick Social on Government Street sometime after 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the shooting happened on Spain Street, about a block from the club. 

Employees say they were closing up the bar whenever the victim stumbled in, asking for help. They took proper action until paramedics and police arrived.

“For me, it was like okay take precautions. Make sure my team is safe. We locked doors, we called the cops. Made sure everybody was safe, I went and checked all doors. Walked the premises with the cops to make sure no one was around," said Devin Brown, Bar Manager of Red Stick Social.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive. 

No other details on a possible suspect or what led to the gunfire were immediately available. 

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