Baton Rouge, La. — February 25, 2022 — Today, we have seen yet another troubling episode of gun violence shake the core of our community with a shooting along Bluebonnet Boulevard this afternoon. This violence affects the lives of everyone within our parish.
Please know that Chief Paul and our Baton Rouge Police Officers are actively investigating the situation. This violence was not random, and BRPD is working to apprehend the perpetrators as quickly as possible. These acts of violence will not be tolerated.
I am asking the residents of East Baton Rouge Parish to keep the victims of today’s violence in your prayers.
Also, be aware traffic in this area is being diverted and it's best avoid the area if possible.
While we work to bring justice to the victims, we must understand that we cannot be controlled by fear. We must work together to identify those committing criminal activity and instill accountability, to create a safer community for everyone. Baton Rouge residents deserve to live in a community of peace. I am confident as we band together, we as a community can overcome these challenges for a better future.