BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Bullets continued to fly in Baton Rouge the morning of Tuesday, July 2 as there was another shooting, pushing the total up to six since Friday.
Police are still asking for the public’s help to solve these shootings. Baton Rouge Police Department Deputy Chief Jonny Dunnam would not release any more details from the shootings, but says he’s confidant suspects will be named soon.
"Sometimes these cases take time to come to a conclusion, but hopefully soon, we’ll have somebody in custody,” he said.
While police are still looking for their suspects, Baton Rouge Councilwoman Tara Wicker says solutions to this violence need to be considered.
“We have to look at parental accountability,” Wicker said. “We have to look at our education system and the kids that we are bringing through the education system and at the end of the day, are we producing good citizens?”
Dunnam says BRPD has several programs it plans to roll out soon to help curb the violence.
"We’re going to implement our Club Task Force, which we typically do during the summer months to go around different night clubs and all in the city to make sure that they’re abiding by all the alcohol and beverage control laws,” he said.
He says detectives still need the public’s help solving these shooting cases. He urges anyone with information regarding these crimes to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867. Callers can remain anonymous.
Also to address the violence, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and BRPD Chief Murphy Paul, as well as faith-based leaders and other law enforcement partners, held a meeting Tuesday night with the community to address these recent incidents.
Five shootings in four days sent over a dozen people to the hospital, some with life-threatening injuries. The rash of violence began Friday night and continued into Monday morning.