At least three shot, dozens of gunshots fired in multiple incidents in Alexandria overnight

Alexandria citizens are growing concerned about the lack of communication on crime after a violent weekend.
Published: Oct. 9, 2022 at 12:13 PM CDT
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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Multiple crimes in Alexandria overnight led to at least three people being shot. KALB has been notified of three different incidents, but only received an official press release from the City of Alexandria for one of the incidents.

News Channel 5 was alerted about a shooting on Day Street overnight where one person was shot. There was also another shooting on Lisa Street where two people were shot. The status of injuries for both of these shootings are not known. No official press release has been given on these incidents.

The third incident took place near the Bayview nightclub off of Jackson Street. According to the Alexandria Police Department, around 3 a.m. Sunday officers were dispatched to the area in response to reports of gunfire. When officers arrived on the scene, they found two RPSO deputies and an off-duty RPSO deputy who had detained suspects. Matthew Baker, 22, of Alexandria was arrested and is charged with illegal use of a weapon, illegal carrying of a weapon, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Investigators shared that the disturbance happened after an individual allegedly stole a gun from another individual in a parking lot. Baker then allegedly exchanged gunshots with the robbery suspects. No one was shot or sustained injuries in the incident.

KALB was on the scene during the initial investigation.

While on the scene, News Channel 5 saw no ambulances and was told by police that there were no known injuries after the shots were fired. Police officers were seen retrieving a gun from the bed of a truck in the parking lot.

KALB is still waiting for additional information from APD on the two shootings on Day and Lisa Streets.

The current crime reporting policy for the City of Alexandria is that APD must send information to the Mayor Jeff Hall’s office, who then decides what information will be released.

This article will be updated with any new information.

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