WBRZ: 5 Overnight Shootings Leave 2 Dead, 4 Hurt

 

(WBRZ News 2) Authorities say at least two people are dead and four others are injured after a violent night in Baton Rouge.

At least five shootings took place between late Monday night and early Tuesday morning according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. 

Sources confirmed with WBRZ that the most recent of the shootings occurred at 1188 Rosenwald Road. Authorities say a 22-year-old unidentified black male was found dead inside of a car from a gunshot wound. 

Baton Rouge Police Officers say one person was shot on Scotland Avenue. That victim arrived at the hospital shortly after. 

According to authorities, the first shooting occurred in the 6800 block of Cezanne Avenue just before 10:00 p.m.

Authorities also responded to another shooting in the 2000 block of Lobdell Blvd. a short time after.

A third shooting was later reported in the 300 block of St. Vincent De Paul Drive, according to BRPD.

One person was injured in the shooting on Cezanne Ave., according to BRPD. The East Baton Rouge Coroner's Office was also at the scene on Cezanne Ave.

Authorities have not said if any of the shootings are connected at this time.

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