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Three teens killed in shooting at Baton Rouge club, 16-year-old charged with murder

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BAKER, La. (AP) -

Authorities say that they have arrested a 16-year-old boy in a shooting that left three teens dead at a birthday party.

Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said in a news release that the boy was booked into a juvenile detention center on three counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted first-degree murder and one count of illegal use of a firearm.

Knaps declined to release the name of the suspect because he is a minor.

Knaps said the shooting was reported shortly after 11 p.m. Friday at a club rented for an invitation-only private birthday party featuring local rappers and DJs. More than 50 people attended.

Knaps said there were at least two private security guards at the event, along with some adult chaperones.

A girl, 15-year-old Marcell Franklin, died at the scene of Friday night's shooting, and police say two boys, 15-year-old Kendal Dorsey and 18-year-old Diontrey Claiborne, died from their injuries Saturday.

A 19-year-old male who was shot at the party was in stable condition with a non-life threatening wound.

Knaps said police have no evidence that alcohol was served at the party. However, he said, that does not mean that people who attended were not drinking or did not drink before the party.

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