Baton Rouge Mayor Releases Statement After 2 Dead, Five Injured In Four Different Overnight Shootings

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The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to four different shooting scenes that left two people dead and five injured.

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome released a statement (below,) on violence that erupted in the city of Baton Rouge overnight.


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Witnesses said one person was shot and killed around midnight in the parking lot of the Rosenwald Place Apartments on Rosenwald Rd.

In another shooting indicates one victim was allegedly shot on St. Vincent de Paul Drive near Florida Boulevard. The shooting reportedly happened around 11:10 p.m. The victim’s condition is unknown.

Also around 11 p.m., police reported one person was injured in a shooting on Scotland Avenue near Blount Road. Investigators said just minutes later, a shooting at an apartment complex on Lobdell Boulevard sent another person to the hospital. source

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome

Again, our community experienced gun violence. There were mutiple shootings in a number of neighborhoods last night in our city. I witnessed a number of concerned citizens wondering if their family members were among the deceased. I also witnessed many spectators. We need people who witness the violence to say something. Do not be afraid to protect your own neighborhoods and families. Law enforcement officers are here to help, but they must know about these situations to get these criminals off our streets. This violence must stop… now. However, it takes all of us to make this happen.
Officials with BRPD say all of these shootings appear to be unrelated at this point.

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