A string of violent crime in the capital city continued Tuesday and Wednesday when two people were killed and one person was injured in what police say were drug-related shootings.
The first slaying happened just after 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 4000 block of Delaware Street, which is near Mohican-Prescott Crossover, the site of four fatal shootings this year, Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Stone said.
Police were called to the area at 9:12 p.m., Stone said. When they arrived, police found Jonathan Walker, 20, 4353 Delaware St., fatally shot inside a vehicle, Stone said.
Three and a half hours later at 12:33 a.m. Wednesday, police were called to a carwash at 2024 Staring Lane, Stone said.
When they arrived, police found Colin Ross, 22, 121 Bertel Drive, Covington, inside a vehicle, Stone said. Covington was dead from a gunshot wound, Stone said.
Police also found a 23-year-old man in the vehicle, Stone said. The man had been shot in the chest and was taken to a local hospital.
Evidence found at both shooting scenes indicates drugs were involved, Stone said. However, clear motives have not been determined.
The deaths bring the number of people killed in Baton Rouge this month to five, according to information provided by the Police Department.
The number of people killed in the city this year is 44, according to statistics compiled by The Advocate.
As of late Wednesday, no arrests had been made and no suspects had been named in the shootings on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Anyone with information about the killings can contact police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.