Baton Rouge: Four dead & eight injured in seven separate shootings since Easter

BATON ROUGE, La. — In a span of 24 hours in Baton Rouge, four people died in three separate shootings. Easter Sunday alone, there were three shootings including a young girl shot while lying in her bed overnight.

Overnight in Baton Rouge, there was a double homicide, a deadly shooting at a club/lounge and an argument that led up to a fatal shooting on Easter Sunday.

The most recent was a triple shooting and double homicide in the 2800 block of 68th Ave. That’s west of Interstate 110 tucked between Airline Hwy. & Harding Blvd. The shooting was around 2 a.m. on April 1, 2024. Three people were shot in total at this location and two of them died.

Prior to that, BRPD officers responded to the Palace Lounge/Club in the 2300 block of Scenic Hwy. for a shooting inside the club around 12:25 a.m. Timotheus Bowie Jr., 26, died in this particular shooting.

Then on Easter Sunday around 11:15 a.m., a 35-yr-old man was shot one time in the chest after an argument. He was transported to a hospital for his injuries but did not survive.

Aside from the three deadly shootings, in which four people died, there have also been four other shootings since Easter that left eight others injured.

The most recent shooting was overnight in the 1800 block of 73rd Ave. in which two people were injured. Both people were transported in stable condition. This particular shooting came about an hour after the deadly shooting on 68th Ave. and was about a mile away from it. It’s unclear if the two scenes were connected.

Around 1:30 a.m., two people showed up to a local hospital for injuries after a shooting in the 6100 block of Florida Blvd. Both arrived to hospital by a private vehicle.

On Easter Sunday, there was a shooting in which two homes had nearly 50 rounds fired at them on Denham St. around 2 a.m. Inside one of the homes, a young girl was shot in the leg with a non-life threatening injury.

Around 8 p.m. on Easter, multiple shots were fired off spanning a few blocks on Gus Young. Two people were injured from the numerous shots fired. At the scene though, multiple shots damaged vehicles in the area.

This wave of violence comes after EBR Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and BRPD Chief TJ Morse held a news conference saying the suspects and victims are getting younger and younger.

This is a developing story. Check back often for new information.

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