Club manager who was shot, pistol-whipped talks to FOX 8 - FOX 8, WVUE,, weather, app, news, saints

Club manager who was shot, pistol-whipped talks to FOX 8

Gunshot wound to the leg of club manager Gunshot wound to the leg of club manager

New Orleans, La. - He was shot and pistol-whipped.  Now, a Bourbon Street club manager says he is living in fear.

"When I watch the video, it's like I'm reliving it," said the 31-year-old man, who asked to remain anonymous for this report.

He was referring to the surveillance video from the morning of November 12.  He says he has nightmares about what happened.

"I heard three gunshots and then I saw what appeared to be wood flying into the office," he explained.

The manager was closing out the books from the previous night at Little Darlings in the 400 block of Bourbon when a masked gunman shot his way into the office around 5:20 a.m. "He just came right in and shot me," the victim said.

The club manager took a bullet in the right thigh and then a blow to the head. "I put my hand on my leg and looked up and the next thing I knew I was laying on the ground waking up."

He says when he woke up, the armed robber had already stuffed his backpack with cash and left the scene.

The man continues to question how the masked man got into the club in the first place. He says the door should have been locked. "In my opinion, if it was an inside job, then somebody had a key or it was propped open by one of the entertainers when they left," he explained.

He says he and his wife have both been questioned by the NOPD. So far, police haven't named a suspect in the case.

"The reason why I came to you guys is because I'm scared," said the club manager. "I want something done about this. I want the police to go and find who did this so I have the peace of mind. I can't handle this anymore."

The man says he also fears for the safety of his wife and 9-year-old son.

We contacted the NOPD for an update on the investigation and an interview with the detective on the case.  We were told the investigator isn't giving interviews since this is an ongoing criminal investigation.

Powered by Frankly