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2 injured in double shooting near Canal Street

4 years 2 months 3 days ago Monday, July 20 2015 Jul 20, 2015 July 20, 2015 5:17 PM July 20, 2015 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Brock Sues

NEW ORLEANS - An early afternoon shooting involving an AK-47 assault rifle injured two men near Canal Street in New Orleans Monday.

A Tulane doctor who was driving the area was also injured when his car was slammed into by a vehicle driven by one of the fleeing suspects.

The shooting happened around noon near North Prieur and Conti Streets, according to WWL-TV. There were reports of a man running from the scene, carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.

The man with the AK-47 was taken into custody near the original scene while two other men attempted to flee in another vehicle. That car rear-ended a the doctor's vehicle near Canal and North Claiborne Avenues, and both suspects were taken into custody.

WWL-TV reported the doctor was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of back injuries sustained during the crash.

A witness said she heard around 20 shots fired during the shootout. NOPD reported the recovery of the assault rifle believed to have been used in the shootout.


Image: WWL-TV

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