Two separate shootings in Baton Rouge on Friday night left one man dead on Bradley Street and two others injured near the Days Inn on Reiger Road, law enforcement officials said.
A 34-year-old man was shot and killed at 10:41 p.m. Friday while sitting in his car in the 4600 block of Bradley Street, according to a Baton Rouge Police Department news release.
The motive for the shooting of Henry Thomas, 23240 Plank Road, was unknown as of Saturday morning, the release says.
Cpl. L’Jean McKneely, a police spokesman, said there were no leads or suspects in the case as of Saturday afternoon.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Division at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
East Baton Rouge sheriff’s detectives on Saturday were conducting their investigation of the shooting at the Days Inn on Reiger Road, deputies said in a news release.
Two men and two women, who were renting a room at the Days Inn, were swimming at the hotel’s pool about 7:45 p.m. Friday when they got into an argument with another group of six people, the release said.
The four renting the room returned to their unit, and when one of the men left the room and went to the parking lot, someone from the second group fired shots and hit him in the shoulder, deputies said.
The wounded man was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, deputies said.
The group renting the room then allegedly chased the shooter and his five companions toward Bethany Prayer Center, deputies said. The armed man fired several more shots at the people chasing them and grazed an innocent bystander at Bethany, deputies said.
The six people fleeing from the shooting scene were last seen running toward Cypress Lake Apartments on Reiger Road, deputies said.
Deputies said the group of six was comprised of two boys possibly 12 or 13 years old, three men 17 to 18 years old and one woman with red tips in her hair. The person who fired the gun is described as a tall male with a thin build and a flat-top fade hairstyle.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at (225) 389-5000.
Crime Stoppers, (225) 344-7867, is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible, deputies said.