The shooting took place around 2 a.m. in a parking lot, police said in a statement.
There was an argument between unidentified individuals as a group of revelers began to leave a concert from a nearby location, police said. During the argument, several people started shooting and a total of six victims were shot.
Two people died of their injuries and four others were taken to a nearby hospital and are expected to survive, police said.
“The suspects responsible for this shooting are unknown at this time,” police said in the statement. “Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to contact the Violent Crime Unit at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867 (STOP).”
Local reports said the shooting took place after a concert at the Capital Park Bar & Grill, but the company said on Instagram that the shooting did not take place on their property.
“We’re trying to bring a great vibe and a great atmosphere to Baton Rouge,” he said in an Instagram story. “We had no brawls or altercations in the club. We had police and security on the scene at the time the incident occurred.”
In a subsequent article, the management of Capital Park wrote that they were deeply saddened by “the events that happened … last night with customers around our property and in the vicinity of us.”
“We have been and will be continuously cooperative with the authorities and we ask everyone to keep the families of the victims in your thoughts and prayers during this time.”