BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — The Baton Rouge Police Department shared a statement addressing recent shootings in the South Sherwood Forest area and their “similar circumstances.”

Read the statement from BRPD below:

Baton Rouge Police are investigating multiple shootings that occurred on April 29, 2022 in the South Sherwood Forest area. The most recent shootings in that area have included 4 homeless individuals that police detectives believe surround similar circumstances and could possibly be linked to a particular incident. While early in the shooting investigations, detectives believe that the April 29, 2022 shootings were not random.

On May 2, 2022, another homeless male victim was found deceased from a gunshot wound on North Harrell’s Ferry Rd. This shooting death is currently under investigation and police are processing the evidence. At this time the shooting death on North Harrell’s Ferry Rd has not been linked to any of these shootings.

The Baton Rouge community involvement is vital to this and all investigations.

Anyone having information relative to these shootings is urged to contact the Violent Crimes Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225)344-7867.

Baton Rouge Police Department

The Friday, April 29 shootings left three dead. Police identified the victims of the Boulevard De Province shooting as 23-year-old Jaylon Carlin and 38-year-old Ryan Priest and the North Harrells Ferry Road shooting victim as 18-year-old Nikko Hanley.

A third victim in the Boulevard De Province shooting was taken to the hospital with critical injuries, according to police.