New Orleans Shooting – 3 Dead, 7 Injured, Suspects At-Large
In New Orleans on Saturday night, two gunmen walked up to a crowd near a strip mall about 3 miles from the French Quarter and opened fire. Both were wearing hoodies, one had a shotgun, and one a handgun. Both suspects fled the scene and are still at large. Three people are dead, 7 others injured.
Two men and one woman were shot to death in the incident. One survivor remains in critical condition, six others were said to have non-life-threatening injuries.
3 people dead, 7 injured in shooting on South Claiborne in New Orleans.
EMS is treating people at the scene, some people have been transported to area hospitals, according to police. pic.twitter.com/itP6j8Tms3
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Shooting about 3 miles from French Quarter kills three, wounds seven https://t.co/H7zkidnYK8
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 29, 2018
Two suspects who shot into a crowd of people last night in New Orleans are still at large, police say. The deadly shooting left three people dead and seven others injured. https://t.co/kZYlOmyrNE
— NPR (@NPR) July 29, 2018
— WWL-TV (@WWLTV) July 29, 2018
Three people have been killed and seven others injured following a shooting in New Orleans. https://t.co/ZKSWL8KKUQ
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 29, 2018
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New Orleans has experienced shootings on a regular basis. Last year’s total of 157, the year before 175. In 2016, the city enacted new gun control regulations that required citizens to report lost or stolen guns within 48 hours. But as of June, 2018 the city already had 79 homicides.
While one news outlet called last night’s incident a “drive-by,” the suspects were on foot and no vehicle was visible to witnesses. Police are asking anyone with information to call the New Orleans Police Department.
“A lot of people were out here tonight. A lot of people we know saw what happened, heard what happened. We need more than anything for people to come forward to help the NOPD solve this case by helping us find more evidence, find out who’s responsible for this so we can hold them accountable for the three people who have died out here tonight and for the other seven people who were injured.” Chief Michael Harrison to Fox8
Tonight is at least the fifth time since May 2013 that at least 10 people have been shot in a single incident in New Orleans. https://t.co/IFwtEXpIwy
— New Orleans Advocate (@theadvocateno) July 29, 2018
Photos: screenshots via Twitter