BRAVE postpones canvas in area of deadly shooting
BATON ROUGE - The Baton Rouge Area Violence Elimination team announced plans Thursday morning to canvas a neighborhood where a deadly drive-by shooting happened, then postponed that event later in the day.
The BRAVE team originally said they would spend time Thursday morning in the Brice Street area reaching out to residents and talking to them about the resources the group has to offer.
Two people died and two were hurt in a drive-by shooting on Brice Street Saturday, according to Baton Rouge Police. Investigators said 31-year-old Brandon Wallace and 28-year-old Terrell Heard died at the scene, and two other men were hurt.
A spokesperson for the BRAVE unit released a statement Thursday evening saying the event had been postponed until a later date. The spokesperson said they made the decision after talking to residents of the neighborhood, who didn't want such a strong show of police force so soon after the shootings.
Instead, BRAVE said they will coordinate with nearby schools, counselors and other service providers on how to best provide support in the wake of the killings.
Anyone with information about this past weekend's shooting should call the Violent Crimes Unit at (225)389-4869.