2 killed, 2 injured in Labor Day violence

By nighttime on Labor Day, two people had been killed and at least two were injured in five separate shootings across the city.

At around 8:30 p.m., a 21-year-old man sustained a gunshot wound to the ankle in the 2500 block of Lasalle Street. The victim was driven to the hospital in a private car. No further information was available.

At about 4:45 p.m., police responded to the 2800 block of Dumaine after someone reported a man running down the street firing a gun. Witnesses told police that one person was grazed, but he fled the scene. No other information was immediately available.

At about 4 p.m., police say a woman shot a man one time in the chest after he tried to force his way into her apartment in the 2600 block of Poydras Street. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Just before noon, a man sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the 2000 block of Second Street. He died at the hospital.

Early Monday morning police found a man shot multiple times in the 2600 block of Dreux Avenue. He died at the scene.

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