Baton Rouge Night Club Shooting – Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Authorities in Louisiana announced on Sunday that a shooting in a Baton Rouge nightclub injured a Twelve people. According to officials, one of the victims is in critical condition. Despite the lack of charges, authorities believe the early morning incident was “targeted.” At a press conference on Sunday afternoon, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul indicated that “this was not an act of violence performed at random” based on preliminary investigative findings. “We suspect this was a targeted incident in which one individual was supposed to be harmed while others were harmed,” said the police.
When the shots were fired at 1:30 a.m., three Baton Rouge police officers responded to the Dior Bar & Lounge. Before emergency medical technicians came, they began delivering care that could save the patient’s life. “We believe their quick response prevented serious injury,” Paul says. Despite the fact that the police had some leads, Paul urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward. “Someone is aware of something — act responsibly,” Paul said. “You can avoid the next incident because it is apparent that the individual in question has a complete disdain for human life,” Paul added.
Authorities have not said how many of those killed were particularly targeted. Paul has refused to comment on the number of shooters who opened fire. “I understand everyone’s need for answers,” Paul remarked of the continuing inquiry. “However, keep in mind… we have to get this properly.” “I can’t always discuss things right now because I want to get it perfect the first time.” Baton Rouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome termed the shooting “a senseless act of violence that will not go unpunished” while in Washington, D.C. last week to address crime with mayors from other major U.S. cities.
“We will not stop working until everyone feels safe and people stop using firearms to solve problems,” Broome stated in a tweet. Despite a decrease in homicides from 2021 to last year, Baton Rouge has been plagued by gun violence. In October, a gunshot near Southern University’s Baton Rouge campus injured nine individuals.