An Istrouma High School student was fatally shot Saturday night, two days after another student at the school was shot and killed, Baton Rouge police said.
Police identified the teenager killed Saturday as Darrion LeBeuf, 16, 4013 Fairwoods Drive, Sgt. Donald Stone said in a news release Sunday.
LeBeuf was found dead from a gunshot wound inside a home at 3452 Delaware St., around 5:30 p.m. Saturday by the former tenant, who had arrived to move some belongings, Stone said.
But exactly when LeBeuf was shot remains unclear, Stone said, adding it appears LeBeuf was shot Saturday.
Police do not have a motive or a suspect, Stone said.
Istrouma High School Principal Linda Lewis confirmed Sunday night that LeBeuf was a student at the school.
The other Istrouma student, Darren Smart, 18, a senior who also lived on Fairwoods Drive, was fatally shot Thursday, according to police.
“I sent a message out to my staff and asked for prayer,” Lewis said. “I feel that we’re losing something. We have to capture back respect for each other if we’re going to survive.”
LeBeuf was a freshman that had not developed many relationships with other students yet, Lewis said.
Lewis also confirmed that Smart was a student at the high school.
Smart, of 3463 Fairwoods Drive, was shot while attempting to run into a house at 4752 Bradley St., around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a Baton Rouge police news release.
Two men rode bicycles past the house on Bradley Street numerous times before stopping and shooting into a group of men standing outside, police spokesman Cpl. L’Jean McKneely said in the release.
Smart had been standing with the group of men until he dashed inside the house when the shooting started, McKneely said.
Police found Smart’s body inside the house, McKneely said.
Police believe Smart’s shooting death might be related to a fight that occurred last week, McKneely said.
Lewis said Friday that Istrouma’s guidance counselors worked with students throughout the day to help them with their grief over Smart’s death.
Lewis said Sunday that Istrouma will continue offering the counseling.
The school also plans to bring extra security to the campus Monday as a precaution, Lewis said.
“The community is going to have to come together to do something,” Lewis said.
She said she will wait to plan any memorial services for the students until after she talks to students and faculty on Monday.
Police said there is no indication that the shootings are related. No arrests have been made in the slayings the teenagers, Stone said.
Anyone with information on the shootings can call the Baton Rouge Police Department at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.