The shooting occurred at round 2 a.m. in a parking zone, police stated in a information launch.
There was an argument between unidentified people as a group of partygoers started to depart a live performance from a close by venue, police stated. During the argument, a number of people started shooting and a whole of six victims have been struck.
Two people died from their accidents and four others have been transported to a close by hospital and are anticipated to outlive, police stated.
“The suspects responsible for this shooting are unknown at this time,” police stated in the discharge. “Anyone with information relative to this incident is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225)389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225)344-7867 (STOP).”
Local stories stated the shooting passed off after a live performance on the Capital Park Bar & Grill, however the enterprise stated on Instagram the shooting did not occur on their property.
“We are trying to bring a great vibe and atmosphere to Baton Rouge,” it stated in an Instagram story. “We had no fights or altercations in the club. We had police and security on the premises at that time the incident occurred.”
In a later put up, Capital Park administration wrote they have been deeply saddened by “the events that transpired … last night with patrons around our establishment and in the area nearby us.”
“We have been and will continually be cooperative with the authorities and we ask everyone to keep the victims’ families in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”