BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome called an early Sunday nightclub shooting that left 12 injured a “senseless act of violence.”

She says that she joined Baton Rouge Police Chief Paul Murphy at a hospital after the shooting and public safety teams are active to find those responsible.

Broome also says she’s reached out to community groups to ensure victims and their families receive necessary support.

Read her full statement below:

“The shooting that happened overnight at a local venue was a senseless act of violence that will not go unchecked.

“I personally joined Chief Paul and members of the BRPD team overnight at the hospital.

“Law enforcement is actively investigating the case to bring the perpetrators to justice. BRPD will be sharing more information today.

“This is a sad event after our community has continuously worked to interrupt violence.

“All of our public safety teams are activated at this time. I have requested several community organizations reach out and provide victims and their families with necessary services, and ongoing supports to help ensure there are no retaliations from this event.

“We will not stop our work until everyone feels safe and individuals no longer turn to guns to resolve their differences.

“Please join me in praying for the victims and their families.

“If you have information about last night’s incident, please contact Crime Stoppers right away.”

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome