4 killed, 1 injured in separate shootings across New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS — According to the New Orleans Police Department, four people were killed and one person was injured Thursday night in two separate shootings that occurred only minutes apart in New Orleans, WWL-TV reports.
Police say the first shooting was reported around 9:34 p.m. in the 1500 block of Canal Street in the Central Business District. Authorities arrived on scene to find one man suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
Four minutes later, police were dispatched to a second shooting in Gentilly. In the 4100 block of Rayne Drive, authorities discovered that four people had been shot and three of those victims were pronounced dead at the scene. The fourth person was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Officers detained two people for questioning and investigators are currently working to determine possible suspects or motives for the shootings.
Anyone with information about either shooting is urged to call the NOPD at 504-658-5300 or report information anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Volunteer group works to clean up Capitol Lake and keep wildlife safe...
Local businesses kick off the holiday shopping season with Small Business Saturday
Possible tornado sweeps through St. Charles, Jefferson Parishes; nearly 5,500 without power...
Car submerged in canal after driver veered off I-12 near Essen Lane;...
Two hurt in apparent Black Friday gun battle between two vehicles on...
Southeastern hosting Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs Saturday
Fans' Choice Award Winner: U-High's Keylan Moses
Southeastern running back Derrick Graham has a deep passion for rodeo
Southeastern to face Idaho in first round of FCS Playoffs
The Black and Gold Report: New Orleans Saints vs Los Angeles Rams