Shooting at RaceTrac on Essen near I-10

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to the RaceTrac on Essen Ln. near I-10 around 4pm on March 9, 2022.

Officials said there was some type of incident where a person, possibly a RaceTrac employee, was shot in the leg with a non-life threatening injury.

The shooter is said to have fled on foot and the sheriff’s office is searching the area for him. A female who was with the shooter has been detained by deputies.

There is a very heavy law enforcement presence on Essen Ln. near I-10 and traffic is terrible. It’s best to find an alternate route home.

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