Fight screenshot

A screenshot from a video of a fight recorded overnight in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge. 

Videos posted on social media show what appears to be a violent street brawl in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge, with dozens taking part in the melee. Officials are unsure when the brawl occurred but are investigating it, according to Baton Rouge Police and LSU.

Can't see the video below? Click here (Warning: Video contains graphic content; speed slowed to distort graphic language). 


However, Baton Rouge Police responded to an incident just past midnight Tuesday morning in Tigerland, but it does not seem to be related to the videos of the large fights, said Baton Rouge Police spokesman Sgt. Don Coppola.

One man was taken to the hospital after he was found to be unconscious, but no arrests were made, Coppola said. Officers responding to that scene believe the injured man had been the aggressor in that incident Tuesday morning, Coppola said.   

The video circling social media shows multiple people knocked unconscious after blows to the head. Multiple moments were cut from the video due to their graphic nature. 

At one point, a person can be heard yelling, "every good fight needs a cameraman." 

LSU issued a statement on the videos Tuesday afternoon: "LSU is aware of a video showing an altercation off-campus, but at this time we are unaware of when this occurred and if LSU students were involved. We will review and, if necessary, apply the appropriate disciplinary measures."

Baton Rouge police said they are also looking into the videos after becoming aware of them Tuesday, Coppola said. 

The Tigerland area — roughly defined as the triangle south of the LSU golf course stretching to Brightside and Nicholson drives — has been identified as a crime hotspot by Baton Rouge police in recent years. 

According to statistics from a report last year, crime jumped 25 percent from 2014 to 2015 with firearm incidents more than doubling.