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Shootings leave EBR neigbhorhoods on edge

4 years 6 months 2 weeks ago Thursday, October 02 2014 Oct 2, 2014 October 02, 2014 5:11 PM October 02, 2014 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Jessica LeBlanc

BATON ROUGE - A triple shooting just hours apart from each other have some people on edge, or finding new places to live.

One happened in the 4100 block of Cannon Street and left a 24-year-old man dead. Another happened in the 6200 block of Callahan Street; that victim is in critical condition. Both shootings happened last night, and then a third shooting happened Thursday morning in the 1500 block of Columbus Dunn Drive.

Brittany Pearson, a mother of two, is the person who called the police for the 35-year-old victim found on Columbus Dunn Drive. She said six months ago bullets flew into her home after someone in the area was shooting a gun. She said she's grateful the bullets didn't hit her or her children.

"It's really scary because when my home was shot into, my kids could have been shot in the head. With my instincts of throwing them to the floor, it shook them up... made them not want to go back home," said Pearson.

But since Thursday's shooting, she said she's ready to move away from the area.

"I'm ready to go. This is not the type of environment I want my kids around. It's not safe," she told News 2.

Police say the victim who was found on Columbus Dunn Drive is expected to live and each shooting is under investigation.

According to investigators, they don't believe any of the shootings are related.


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