Baton Rouge Police respond to five shootings in one day

One shooting was a homicide while three others appear to be bystanders caught between crossfire of drive-by shootings or people shooting at each other.

It appears to be becoming the norm in Baton Rouge unfortunately, a high number of shootings daily.

Baton Rouge police officers had a very busy Sunday responding to several shootings starting with a deadly shooting at 1am.

Officers responded to man on the ground found dead after he was shot multiple times in the 1200 block of N. Ardenwood around 1am.

Then, around 3pm, BRPD was called out to the 5000 block of Oaklon Dr. for a drive-by shooting involving two victims. A 16-yr-old was shot in the thigh and a 25-yr-old was shot in the leg. Both victims told police they were in the front yard when someone drove by and shot at them 5-7 times.

Just before 6pm in the 2600 block of Calumet St., BRPD officers went to the OLOL hospital for a victim shot in the arm. The victim told police he was walking when he heard several gunshots and realized he was shot in the arm.

About 15 minutes later, a 19-yr-old riding his bicycle told officers he was shot by someone who drove up to him and started shooting at him. This one happened in the 3900 block of N. Foster Dr. The teenager was able to run to a nearby store and get a ride to a hospital.

Around 10pm on Convention St., a man was found shot in the chest. He was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Early Monday morning at 3am, officers went to OLOL hospital for a victim shot in the leg. That victim told police he was walking near Wayne Dr. when someone wearing a mask on a bicycle fired at him hitting him in the leg.

Baton Rouge is one of twelve cities across the United States to have hit an all-time record of homicides in 2021 with about two weeks to go till the end of the year.

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