Two adolescents have been detained by police in the capital city of Louisiana in connection with the January nightclub shooting that left 12 people injured.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Nikeal Franklin and Jy’Shaun Jackson, both 19 years old, were detained on Friday, February 10.
Jackson was accused of 12 charges of principle to attempted first-degree murder, while Franklin was accused of 12 counts of attempted first-degree murder.
Around 1:30 in the morning on January 22, bullets were fired in Baton Rouge’s Dior Bar & Lounge. Twelve people suffered injuries. Three victims’ statuses eventually improved after being initially described as being in critical condition.
Police said they believe the shooting was not a random act of violence and that it was ?targeted.?
Sgt. L?Jean McKneely Jr., a police spokesman, told The Associated Press in the days following the shooting that investigators believed the shooting was targeted at one partygoer and that bystanders were hurt in the process.
Before the shooting, the nightclub had advertised a Southern University and Louisiana State University-themed party as the two schools kicked off new semesters.
Spokespeople for both LSU and Southern University told The Advocate that the event at the club that evening in Baton Rouge was not affiliated with either school.
In a social media post Friday, Feb. 10, police said the investigation was ongoing and did not release any details beyond an announcement of the arrests.