2 arrested in Louisiana mass shooting that wounded 12


BATON ROUGE, La. — Police in Louisiana’s capital metropolis have arrested two folks for a mass shooting that left 12 others wounded at a nightclub in January.

Two 19-year-olds, Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson, had been arrested Friday, the Baton Rouge Police Division stated. Franklin was charged with 12 counts of tried first-degree homicide whereas Jackson was charged with 12 counts of principal to tried first-degree homicide.

On Jan. 22, pictures rang out round 1:30 a.m. in the Dior Bar & Lounge in Baton Rouge. A dozen folks had been injured, and most sustained non-life-threatening accidents. Three victims had been initially listed in vital situation, however their circumstances later improved.

(*2*)Dior Bar and Lounge in Baton Rouge, La.(*12*)

Police stated they consider the shooting was not a random act of violence and that it was “focused.” Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr., a police spokesman, informed The Related Press in the times following the shooting that investigators believed the shooting was focused at one partygoer and that bystanders had been damage in the method.

Earlier than the shooting, the nightclub had marketed a Southern College and Louisiana State College-themed occasion as the 2 faculties kicked off new semesters. Spokespeople for each LSU and Southern College informed The Advocate that the occasion on the membership that night in Baton Rouge was not affiliated with both faculty.

In a social media put up Friday, police stated the investigation was ongoing and didn’t launch any particulars past an announcement of the arrests.

Though the variety of homicides in Baton Rouge decreased final yr from 2021, Louisiana’s capital metropolis has been suffering from gun violence. In October, an early-morning shooting close to Southern College’s campus in Baton Rouge left 9 folks injured.

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