3 killed in 7 hours in Baton Rouge

Published 9:00 am Monday, May 21, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Three people died in a string of deadly shootings that occurred within about seven hours in Louisiana’s capital of Baton Rouge.

Police say a 20-year-old man was shot to death around 3 p.m. Sunday in a car wash parking lot near an elementary school. The Advocate reports a 40-year-old man was later arrested in the slaying of a man identified as Arvion Finley.

Another man was killed in a separate shooting a few hours later. And police say 45-year-old Marcus Clay died in a third shooting about 10 p.m. that resulted from an altercation.

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Police say there’s no indication that any of the shootings are related.

Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul says the violence shows people have no fear of consequences.