2 killed, 3 injured in shooting near Mardi Gras celebrations

2 killed, 3 injured in shooting near Mardi Gras celebrations
2 dead, 3 wounded in Lower 9th Ward shooting, New Orleans police say
nGallery: Man killed in Central City shooting, 4th person fatally shot in New Orleans in 24 hours

A man was killed in a shooting at the intersection of St. Andrew and Magnolia streets in Central City on Wednesday morning (Feb. 14).

The shooting comes a day after violence capped off a relatively peaceful Mardi Gras Day. Tuesday, three people were killed and another five were hurt in separate shootings across the city. An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect in one of the three Mardi Gras shootings.

Police said the shooting occurred at 10:33 a.m. The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition. At about 11:30 a.m., police said the man had died.

Additional details about the shooting have not been released at this time. Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man shot dead outside Central City convenience store

According to NOPD, the man was shot once in the head and police found him on the scene lying in the driveway of a corner store. No further details were immediately available.

This is a developing story. Stay with WWLTV and WWLTV.com for updates as new information becomes available.

The man was the fourth person to be killed by gunfire in New Orleans in 24 hours: A 30-year-old man was killed in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue Tuesday afternoon during Mardi Gras celebrations. Two other men were killed Tuesday night in a Lower 9th Ward shooting that injured three others.

Police said the shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. at the corner of St. Andrew and Magnolia streets.

At the Central City scene on Wednesday, bullet casings were strewn around the parking lot of the store on the corner of Felicity and Magnolia streets, including some near what appeared to be a pool of blood. Investigators had placed at least 10 evidence cones at the scene, many next to casings.

NEW ORLEANS — Police say one person has died after being shot in Central City Wednesday morning.

A man said he was at a store a few blocks away when he heard about five shots fired shortly before 11 a.m.

“When I heard it I knew someone had got shot, because I’m from here and I know what goes on,” Ricky William said. “It’s terrible down here, man. I get tired of that, everyone just killing each other. It’s terrible, I hate to see it.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
2 dead, 3 wounded in Lower 9th Ward shooting, New Orleans police say
2 dead, 3 wounded in Lower 9th Ward shooting, New Orleans police say

NOPD: 2nd victim dies in 9th Ward quintuple shooting

Small groups of people gathered near the scene as police blocked off the street with crime tape.

Man shot dead outside Central City convenience store
Man shot dead outside Central City convenience store

A man walking down the street said he was inside a home when he heard the shots fired.

Police cars with lights flashing were arrayed around the gas station and yellow police tape had been strung up to keep bystanders away. Dozens of people gathered on the median, looking on as the police conducted their investigation. Many of the bystanders wore outfits in Mardi Gras colors of yellow, purple and green in a reminder that the festive holiday comes to a close Tuesday evening.

“I can’t stand this neighborhood, they got so much crime here and people get killed in this neighborhood every day. I can’t stand this,” he said.

The man is the sixth person to be shot to death in a one mile radius in Central City over a period of less than a month. Eight days earlier, 30-year-old Michael Hunter was shot dead about a block away from Wednesday’s killing.

A woman said she was inside her home, which is across the street from where the man was shot, with her three children when she heard bullets hitting the side of her house. She said she didn’t think any of the bullets came into her house, but at least one bullet hole could be seen on the side of the home.

The body of the victim who died on the scene could be seen in the back of a red Nissan sedan at the La Express gas station about 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from where revelers gathered for Fat Tuesday celebrations.

The woman, whose first name is Shawn, said her 10-month-old daughter was sitting on a bed when the shooting started. She grabbed the baby and pushed her under the bed, while she and her other children, who are 12 and 10 years old, “hit the floor.”

“This just has to end” Shawn said. “They don’t think of what they’re doing, and who they’re putting into danger when they’re trying to get one person.”

She said if the bullets had come through the wall, they would have been level with her children’s heads.

Initial reports showed possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, police stated. One victim died on the scene from the injuries, while the other succumbed to the wounds in a hospital. Authorities have not released further details about the case yet. A police scanner stated some of the wounded were transported to at least two local hospitals.

“They could have killed me or my children plus the man they did kill,” she said. “My baby was right there.”

People react on the scene of a shooting that happened in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue involving possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which died on the scene, in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018.

People react on the scene of a shooting that happened in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue involving possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which died on the scene, in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018.

One dead after Central City shooting, police say
One dead after Central City shooting, police say

People react on the scene of a shooting that happened in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue involving possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which died on the scene, in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018.

People react on the scene of a shooting that happened in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue involving possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which died on the scene, in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018.

People react on the scene of a shooting that happened in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue involving possibly five victims suffering from gunshot wounds, one of which died on the scene, in New Orleans, La., Tuesday, Feb.13, 2018.

Police say detectives are working to gather evidence to determine a motive and identify suspects. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at (888) 877-7867 (STOP).

Two men were killed and three more were wounded following gunfire in the Lower 9th Ward on Tuesday night, New Orleans police said. 

Tuesday night’s killings came a few hours after one person was slain in a shooting in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue as a Mardi Gras parade passed by. Two others were wounded in a separate shooting reported in the Central Business District one block off St. Charles while a parade rolled through that neighborhood as well. 

New Orleans Police report five people were hit in a shooting in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue.

The two men killed were 23 and 26 years old. The three wounded men were 21, 25 and 26.  

Police said they would search through the night for multiple suspects in the Lower 9th Ward slayings but did not identify them or any of the victims. 

Those victims were in a car outside a house party on nearby Andry Street when the shooting erupted after 8 p.m., police said. By one count, about 30 gunshots rang out. Witnesses told police that one of the men was carrying an “assault rifle,” although the type was not specified. 

The body of one of the slain victims was in a red car that later pulled into a gasoline station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue.

Three of the remaining victims took private rides to the hospital, and one was taken there by paramedics. 

One of the victims taken to the hospital died after arriving. The three others were recovering from their wounds Tuesday night, police said. 

Shortly afterward, at least one person was put into the back of a state trooper’s cruiser a few blocks down St. Claude, toward Chalmette. It wasn’t clear if that person was a suspect. 

Two men were injured and one was killed in two separate shootings just off the Uptown parade route during the Tuesday afternoon truck parades …

Emotions ran high at the scene Tuesday night, where a large crowd gathered in the store parking lot. Police had to restrain people who attempted to get to the car where one of the victims had died. 

The convenience store’s manager said he was inside his business when somebody suddenly burst in from outside and shouted, “Call 911! Somebody got killed!” 

The manager, who declined to give his name, said he couldn’t tell what led up to the violence but was disturbed to learn at least three people had been killed and five people had been wounded in town on Mardi Gras. 

The store manager said, “It’s been rough. Situations like this are really frightening, and everyone is scared.” 

The earlier shootings, several miles away from the Lower 9th Ward, rattled parade spectators and marred the city’s annual celebration of the beginning of Lent.

New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said the bloodshed on such an important day for the city was “disappointing” and “very frustrating.” 

Tuesday night’s killings in the Lower 9th Ward were in the same neighborhood as another large-scale shooting about three months ago. 

One person died and five others were wounded the night of Nov. 11 following a shooting at the corner of Forstall and Burgundy streets.

That attack unfolded during a funeral second-line being held in the neighborhood in memory of another man who had been fatally shot in New Orleans East several days earlier.

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