Gunshots erupted inside a Louisiana nightclub early Sunday morning. injuring 12 people in another mass shooting in the United States, authorities said.
Bloodshed at Dior Bar & Lounge in red baton It unfolded around 1:36 a.m. CT, police said, less than an hour after 10 people were shot at a Southern California dance hall about 1,800 miles to the west.
The 12 who were shot were taken to hospitals by ambulance or private cars, Baton Rouge police Sgt. L’Jean McKneely Jr. said in a statement.
All the victims were listed as stable, police said.
A possible motive for the attack at 4619 Bennington Avenue was not immediately released.
“These senseless and preventable shooting tragedies are emblematic of America’s ongoing gun violence crisis,” Shannon Watts, founder of anti-gun violence group Moms Demand Action, said in a statement to NBC News on Sunday.
“We don’t have to live like this, and our loved ones should never die like this. We must demand that our leaders lead and act at all levels to address the epidemic of gun violence in our nation.»
Colin Sheeley contributed.