BRPD: 3 dead, including toddler, in shooting near apartment complex on College Drive

Published: May. 31, 2021 at 8:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 1, 2021 at 1:02 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department had a busy Memorial Day, responding to three different shootings, with the latest one resulting in three deaths, including a toddler on Monday, May 31.

Detectives are investigating a shooting near the Fairway View Apartments on College Drive that occurred around 7:55 p.m. Officials state that two of the three victims found on the scene were dead from their injuries.

Investigators believe that an unknown male subject entered the gated pool area where several people were gathered. The unknown subject approached two male individuals who were seated near the pool.

A short struggle occurred prior to the suspect firing several gunshots striking the two individuals. An infant child who was playing near the pool was also struck by the gunfire.  The infant was at the pool with family members who were not in any way connected to the others who were shot.  They just happened to be at the pool at the time.

Dwayne Dunn Jr., 16, along with Reginald Thomas, 20, succumbed to their injuries at the scene.

The infant child, Ja’Tyri Brown, 1, later succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.

This investigation remains ongoing.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

A shooting earlier in the evening on Addison Street left one person dead. Police are also investigating a shooting on North Street.

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