Michael Scheidt WVLA - BATON ROUGE, La. (LOCAL 33) (FOX 44) - A teenage boy was taken to a local hospital with injuries after being shot with birdshot pellets in the McCastle Avenue area on Saturday afternoon.
Deputies responded around 3:00 p.m. to a residence located at 14011 Northgate Drive in reference to a shooting.
Upon arriving deputies learned that a 16 year-old male had suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, arm and facial area.
According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, the victim stated that 21-year-old Dalvin Coates, of Baton Rouge shot him after a verbal altercation.
Coates was identified as the shooter by detectives and taken into custody.
After questioning Coates was charged with attempted 2nd-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.
He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
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