BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome said she is disturbed and saddened by the recent acts of gun violence after shootings were reported over the weekend.
The Baton Rouge Police Department responded to multiple deadly shootings across the city. Broome said there will be no rest until the root causes of gun violence have been addressed.
As of noon Monday, BRProud has confirmed that police responded to:
Read Broome’s full statement
As the Mayor-President of Baton Rouge, I am disturbed and saddened by the recent acts of gun violence in our city. The senseless loss of life and injuries are unacceptable and have no place in our community.
To the families, loved ones and victims, I offer my deepest condolences and support during this difficult time. I also want to express my gratitude to the first responders and law enforcement who put their lives on the line to protect our community.
Our commitment to public safety initiatives like Summer of Hope is more critical than ever. We will continue to work tirelessly with law enforcement and community members to ensure that our streets are safe and secure.
We will not rest until we have addressed the root causes of gun violence and put an end to these senseless acts. I implore anyone with information about these shootings to come forward and assist law enforcement in their investigations. Together, we can make Baton Rouge a safer and more peaceful place for all.
East Baton Rouge Mayor President Sharon Weston Broome