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The Baton Rouge Police Department is increasing patrols throughout the city after a six people were shot in five incidents in a 24-hour span from Friday to Saturday. 

A statement released by the BRPD said the increased patrols would focus on areas where these crimes are occurring.

"We want the community to know that officers will continue to provide a high visibility and constructive contact while patrolling the streets of Baton Rouge," the statement said. "We ask the public to continue in assisting us to solve these crimes by contacting the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867 with any information you may have."

Three of the shooting incidents occurred between Friday and early Saturday on Plank Drive.

• A man identified as Carl K. Moore Jr. was killed outside a barbershop in the 3200 block of Plank Road about 3 p.m., police said. 

• Another man, who remains unidentified, was hurt in a shooting in the 3800 block of Plank Road about 8:30 p.m.; his condition remains unclear. 

• Two men, identified as Kenneth Franklin and Larry Williams, were shot and died from their injuries after an altercation inside a bar at 6224 Plank Road. 

Saturday morning, an unidentified man was fatally shot inside a home on Georgia Street. Around 1:15 p.m. another man was possibly shot in the 1800 block of Southpointe Drive. 

Of the six victims shot, four have died. The string of fatal shootings increases Baton Rouge's record-setting homicide total in 2017 to 103.