BRPD: 2 deadly overnight shootings under investigation

The motive and suspect in both deadly shootings are unknown at this time.
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 10:58 AM CDT|Updated: May. 27, 2023 at 11:26 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Investigators with the Baton Rouge Police Department said two shootings left two people dead and another person injured on the evening of Friday, May 26.

According to BRPD, the first shooting happened on Main Street near North Acadian Thruway around 11:30 p.m.

Ennis Abraham, 26, was killed as a result of the shooting, police said. They added a second victim was taken to a hospital with injuries that are not life-threatening.

Police said the second shooting happened on West Brookstown Drive near Prescott Road just before midnight.

Robert Lee Lavallias Jr., 29, died at the scene, according to police.

The motive and suspect in both deadly shootings are unknown at this time.

Anyone with details that can help investigators is urged to contact the Capital Region Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.

The Friday evening shootings are just two of many incidents that have taken place in Baton Rouge over a period of multiple days.

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Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul addressed the ongoing violence during a news conference on Friday, May 26. Chief Paul had a passionate message for repeat offenders.

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“We will continue building our cases. And you will continue to see us. When we arrest you and you get out of jail, you’re going to see us again. I get sick and tired of hearing from my police office that we’re dealing with the same individuals,” Chief Paul said.

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