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Two dead in drive-by shooting near Mall of Louisiana in BR

Posted at 2:35 PM, Feb 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 10:49:07-05

Multiple people were struck by gunfire with two being killed near the Mall of Louisiana Friday afternoon.

On Saturday, Baton Rouge Police identified the two victims as 18-year-old Donte Dorsey and 19-year-old Clifton Lindsey of Baton Rouge. In addition to the fatalities, they say a 21-year-old male and a 19-year-old male were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867

The shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. on Bluebonnet Boulevard near Picardy Avenue.

Baton Rouge Police Dorsey and Lindsey died in a vehicle and two people were taken to the hospital. The shooters were in another vehicle, which was left at the scene when they were picked up by a third vehicle, police said.

Police say the incident was an isolated event, and the group of victims was targeted specifically by the group of shooters. Officers say that rival groups are committing violence against each other.

A massive police presence was blocking off Bluebonnet near the scene of the shooting.

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