DONALDSONVILLE — Three people were shot at a rap party that was under law enforcement supervision early Saturday morning in Ascension Parish, sheriff's deputies said.
About 250 people were at a dance studio in the 3400 block of La. 1 South in Donaldsonville for the party when a fight broke out about 1 a.m., Ascension sheriff's deputies said Saturday.
Shortly after the fight started and deputies rushed in to break it up, multiple shots "coming from all directions" rang out and people began to flee the scene, the Sheriff's Office said.
Baton Rouge rapper Whop Bezzy had been scheduled to appear at the rap promotion party. On-duty deputies had previously showed up at the hall inside a shopping mall along La. 1 and Bayou Lafourche for crowd control, deputies said.
Whop Bezzy didn't actually appear for the event, however, and the organizers instead brought in a deejay, deputies said.
One of the people shot has been released from the hospital. Two others are being treated and are in stable condition, deputies said.
The victims' identities are not known, and detectives were still trying to develop a motive and suspect or suspects in the shootings, deputies said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at (225) 621-4636 or by texting 847411 to the sheriff's anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Greater Baton Rouge Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7868.