2013 gets off to a violent start in New Orleans. Four people were shot and two murdered in the first 24 hours.
The latest happened early Wednesday morning in a double shooting near the Fair Grounds. It happened around 1:30 in the morning in the 1700 hundred block of Abundance Street. Police say someone shot one victim in the back and the other victim was hit in the leg.
Less than two hours before that, police say someone shot a man in the back in the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood. That shooting happened in the 4400 block of Eastern Street just before midnight. Police say the victim was standing with two friends when they heard the gunshots. All of them started to run and the victim fell to the ground and realized he had been shot. He has not been identified, but police say he's being treated for a gunshot wound to the back.
The third shooting happened around 10:30 Tuesday night in the 2200 block of Fourcher Street. In that case, police say the victim was sitting on his porch when a man came out of an alley and opened fire. The man was shot in the calf and was brought to a hospital for treatment.