Dead And 7 Injured In New Orleans Shooting; Killers At Large

30 July, 2018, 22:03 | Author: Mable Gonzales
  • Police Shooting may be gang-related

New Orleans police are now on the hunt for two suspects who opened fired on a crowd of people miles from the French Quarter.

The shooting happened Saturday night on Claiborne Avenue, about three miles from the French Quarter, New Orleans police spokesman Aaron Looney said a statement.

New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters at the scene shortly after midnight that people are on the loose after fleeing on foot.

NOPD said Sunday afternoon that one of the men killed was found shot multiple times outside shops in the 3400 block of S. Claiborne was in fact the intended target. Another five men and two women were taken to hospitals and are in various conditions. A lot of people were out here tonight.

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"There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence", New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell said on her official Twitter page. "It was very intentional but we don't know right now that its gang related".

Harrison pleaded with members of the public to provide investigators with any tips that may lead them to the shooters. "So whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement community takes it personal, so we're coming for you".

Two women react to the scene where 10 people were shot, 3 of whom have died. Those offering information will be kept anonymous and do not have to testify in court to receive reward, according to Crimestoppers.

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