Police in Louisiana said Friday that at least 1,205 people have been shot since Saturday, with nearly 1,000 of those in the Baton Rouge area.
A total of 631 people were wounded, according to the Louisiana State Police.
The police said more than 500 people had been transported to area hospitals, with about half of them in stable condition.
The Baton Rouge Police Department also reported that three civilians were killed and two were wounded.
“The Baton Rouge police department and the state and federal authorities have taken all necessary steps to investigate the tragic shooting and the circumstances surrounding it,” Louisiana Gov.
John Bel Edwards said in a statement.
“The State and federal officials will continue to work together to ensure justice is served.”
Bobby Jindal said that while his state had seen an increase in gun violence, it is too early to call the shooting a national tragedy.
“We are not there yet,” Jindal said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“There’s still a lot of work to be done.”
Jindal added that he is still “deeply saddened” by the shooting.
“I have to tell you I’ve been very saddened by the loss of life and I have a feeling that the state of Louisiana has had a very hard day,” he said.
Jindal has repeatedly urged gun owners to keep guns out of the hands of people who might commit a crime, but said the gun violence is unacceptable.
“It’s not acceptable for a person to have a gun in their home, or anywhere, for that matter,” Jindal told CNN.
“I believe it is irresponsible, and I will stand against it.”
A spokesman for the Louisiana Sheriff’s Office said officers responded to reports of a shooting around 1:30 p.m. local time on Saturday.
He said they found two people dead inside a home and a woman inside a vehicle.
Police said they were working to identify the victims and would release more information once the investigation was complete.