1 dead, another injured in double shooting on Airline Hwy

Deadly shooting near Baton Rouge hotel
Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 9:53 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 6:38 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is responding to a double-shooting on Airline Highway that resulted in the death of one person and injured another.

Officials state that the shooting occurred at the Holiday Inn in the 9990 block of Airline Hwy. BRPD reported that the Coroner’s Office was contacted.

23-year-old Malecah Demoulin died at the scene.

A second victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The motive and suspect(s) are unknown at this time.

District Attorney Hillar Moore says the parish has seen an increase in gang violence.

“You know, know who you are hanging out with and the right crowd that you’re with. Parents, make sure you are parents and not just friends and why does your child have a gun, is there an explanation why? You know, what’s that for? If there are any members of groups or gangs, call out and reach out for help there’s a lot of help available,” said Moore.

The parish has also seen an unusual amount of deadly domestic violence cases and murder suicides.

“We’re probably at around 30 domestic violence or anything partly related to violence homicide violence already. So, that’s a big chunk of that number out of the big number we have just for general murders,” Moore continued.

There are several social programs within the parish you can reach out to if you think you’re in danger.

“Call TRUCE, TRUCE is a place which takes people who are at-risk for killing or being killed or involved in group or gang activity, they’re always available. The Iris center, the Family Justice Center, Butterfly Society for domestic violence, all of those are there to help our victims,” Moore explained.

Malecah Demoulin was a dad and leaves behind his little girl. Police say they still have not made any arrests in his death. They also say solving crimes like this is easier with help from the community.

Anyone with information relative to this shooting is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 225-389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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