Baton Rouge police opened homicide investigations late Friday and early Saturday into two separate shooting incidents that left two men dead and a third wounded, a Police Department spokesman said.
Police found the body of one gunshot victim behind an apartment complex at 4202 Mohican-Prescott Crossover around 9:10 p.m. Friday, Capt. Elton Brown said in a news release.
The victim was identified late Saturday as Columbus F. Milligan III, 37, 4260 Mohican St., said Cpl. Tommy Stubbs, a Police Department spokesman.
The complex has about 30 units and is near Delaware Street, Prescott Road, Beechwood Drive and Mohican Street in the 70805 ZIP code.
Debora Harris, 49, who has lived in the complex for nine years, said she was surprised to have heard the gunshots.
Harris said the landlord “has been trying to clean it up here” and recalled that the last killing there occurred about five years ago.
In the second incident, police were called at 2:27 a.m. Saturday to investigate reports of a shooting in the 4500 block of Rabey Street at College Drive, Brown said.
Police arriving at the scene were told a man was shot and then drove off to the area near the Perkins Road-South Acadian Thruway intersection, Brown said.
Police who located the car discovered two men inside who had been shot, Brown said.
The victim found dead in the car was identified as Jordan Key, 18, of 9124 Delmar St., police spokesman Stubbs said late Saturday. The other shooting victim in the car was expected to survive, Stubbs added.
Rabey Street is a small road off College Drive, near Interstate 10. According to street signs, the 4500 block of Rabey is right at the intersection of the two streets.
A number of businesses, such as an International House of Pancakes and a Shell gasoline station are nearby.
A small neighborhood lies behind those businesses in the area, closer to the 4400 block of Rabey.
As of Saturday evening, homicide investigators had no motives or suspects in either of the two shooting cases, police said.
Anyone with information about the shootings is asked to call the Baton Rouge Police Department at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344-STOP.