Increased reward for information on Bourbon Street shooting

Source: Crimestoppers
Source: Crimestoppers

Police Chief Ronal Serpas says investigators have nearly 40 hours of surveillance video to review in connection with the June 29 mass shooting on Bourbon Street.

Crimestoppers has now doubled the reward for information leading to the arrest of a second suspect in the shooting. Releasing a new image of the alleged second suspect Wednesday, Crimestoppers has upped the reward in the case to $5,000.

Trung T. Le, 20, was arrested in Gulfport, Mississippi on July 4. Officers say Le was one of the suspects involved in the shooting.

Police believe Le fired the first shot in the shooting that killed 21-year-old Brittany Thomas and injured nine others. New Orleans police say at least two suspects exchanged gunfire, wounding bystanders in the crowd, before fleeing the scene.

Police are actively searching for a second suspect.

"The video that is out there gives a good start," said NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas. "We believe he fled heading towards Esplanade, from the corner of Orleans and Bourbon. We think he may have turned towards Rampart Street. So, again, we're calling on anyone who might have had a cell phone, anyone who might have video on their home as far away as Rampart Street or St. Claude."

Officials say tips have helped move the investigation forward.

"One of the reasons why we've been able to do this is because we have had help. We have had help from the community, calling in talking to us, following up leads, making sure that we make identifications," said Mayor Mitch Landrieu.

Detectives are requesting for the public's assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the incident to be sent to or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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