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Police: 2 dead, 4 hurt after gunfire broke out as people left concert

4 months 1 week 1 hour ago Friday, June 18 2021 Jun 18, 2021 June 18, 2021 11:00 PM June 18, 2021 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A fight after a concert at a bar led to gunfire that left four people hurt and two killed.

Baton Rouge Police said Kyren Walton, 25, and Ladarius Alexander, 20, were shot and killed.  Four others were also shot in the melee early Saturday morning.

The shooting happened in a parking lot next to a bar at the corner of Florida and Lobdell around 2 a.m.

Taylor Coleman, a worker at the nightclub that held the concert, said everyone was having a good time before the shooting.

"Nothing was going on. No altercations, nothing like that. The energy was just good," Coleman said.

Although, not long after the concert was over, tragedy struck. An argument broke out, eventually leading to gunfire. 

Clay Davidson, a manager of a restaurant near the crime scene, was disturbed by the shooting. He said it's become all too common in the area.

"My first thought was, 'really again?' It's not anything new to the area," Davidson explained. "It's scary, but we close before it gets too dark." 

Police said they were still looking for the shooters as of Saturday evening. 

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