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Wave of criminal activity ends with gunfire in BR neighborhood

1 year 2 days 14 hours ago Tuesday, July 18 2017 Jul 18, 2017 July 18, 2017 11:57 PM July 18, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Police have worked somewhere in the neighborhood of three-dozen investigations in the Old South Baton Rouge area since the beginning of the month data posted on the city's Citizen Connect portal shows.

A check of reports of crimes came Wednesday morning after a wave of overnight violence left two people injured. Two were shot on Kentucky Street around 11 o'clock Tuesday night and police were dispatched to two other locations along Highland Road following the shooting due to altercations related to the initial gunfire.

At least one of the two people shot are severely injured. Click HERE to read more about the shooting.

The violence Tuesday comes a week after late-night shootings last week where five people were injured across the city. Among the shootings on July 12 was one that ended up leaving a person dead in Old South Baton Rouge. Police said a man was shot in the leg on the 700 block of Grant Street and later died from the injuries.

Burglaries, drug offenses, weapons being fired into the air and theft were among the most criminal acts police have had to deal with since the beginning of July in the area between the Mississippi River and I-10 and I-10 to LSU.

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