Police respond to recent violence in Baton Rouge; 4 people killed, 5 injured
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Police and emergency officials said they responded to eight shootings in Baton Rouge that left four people dead and five others injured.
The violence all happened in a period of about 48 hours.
A spokesman with the Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed the first shooting happened on Victoria Drive around 10:20 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
The victim in the Victoria Drive shooting had injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the spokesman added.
According to police, the second shooting happened on Scenic Highway near 78th Avenue around 11 p.m. Saturday, May 20.
Officials said the victim in the Scenic Highway shooting was shot in the leg and is stable at this time.
The third reported shooting happened in the area of College Drive and Corporate Boulevard around 2 a.m. Sunday, May 21.
The victim in the College Drive shooting had injuries that were not considered life-threatening, according to BRPD.
The spokesman with BRPD said the fourth shooting happened on Tuscarora Street near Weller Avenue and left one person dead. Police said the incident happened around 8 a.m. Sunday, May 21.
Police identified the victim of the Tuscarora Street shooting as Tyron Davis, 52.
BRPD responded to the fifth shooting on Province Place near Old Hammond Highway. Officials said the shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 21, and left one person dead.
Police identified the victim in the Province Place shooting as Abel Palomares, 28.
According to BRPD, Palomares was shot and killed after having an argument with an unidentified male suspect.
The BRPD spokesman said the sixth shooting happened on West McKinley Street near Nicholson Drive and left a 27-year-old man dead and another person injured. The spokesman said the 27-year-old was found dead around 12:45 a.m. Monday, May 22.
The name of the 27-year-old will be released once family members have been notified.
Police said the other victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.
Police said the seventh and eighth shootings happened on the morning of Monday, May 22, on Aldrich Street and on North Acadian Thruway.
The victim killed in the shooting on North Acadian Thruway was identified as Courtney Brown, Jr., 25.
According to BRPD, one person was injured in the shooting on Aldrich Street, while another person was killed in the shooting on North Acadian Thruway.
Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome addressed the weekend’s tragedies during a news conference Monday, May 22, about the return of the Summer of Hope initiative.
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