It’s been another violent weekend in Baton Rouge. Although it may sound like a broken record with the story repeatedly at this point, all the shootings & killings are not only impacting everyone’s safety, but it’s a human life lost to violence.
This past weekend alone, there were six incidents on Saturday, Oct. 23rd and another three on Sunday.
Prior to the weekend however, there was a shooting on Interstate 10 westbound in Baton Rouge where a 17-yr-old young man from Texas was shot after someone shot at his vehicle while he was driving. That happened Thursday night around 10pm near the Bluebonnet exit on I-10.
Since Saturday, there have been three double shootings in Baton Rouge plus an additional shooting with five total people shot at Scenic Hwy.
Additionally, there were two domestic violence cases within the city limits of Baton Rouge, one where a girlfriend allegedly stabbed her boyfriend multiple times with non-life threatening injuries on Saturday night around 6pm. The second was a murder-suicide Sunday evening on Longridge Ave. where a man shot and killed a woman and then turned the gun on himself. If you include the murder-suicide that Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office also worked over the weekend, that’s three separate domestic cases.
Plus, Monday morning started with a double shooting at 9am the Holiday Inn on Airline Hwy. with one person dead. A 23-yr-old man was found dead inside a vehicle shot numerous times while a second person was in another vehicle also shot, but alive.
The East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark will hold a news conference Wednesday morning at 9am to discuss the homicide rate as well as drug overdoses.
If BRPD or Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome hold any news conference, they refuse to add Unfiltered with Kiran to their media distribution list for press releases, so we would not be aware of any press conferences regarding crime or any matter.