One person was killed Wednesday and another was injured just a block away from a double shooting that occurred Mardi Gras night during a party.
Wednesday's shooting happened in the 5100 block of Lakeview Court in New Orleans East. 42-year-old Charles Robinson sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the body and was pronounced dead on the scene. Police said a female victim was found inside a home with a gunshot wound to the body. She was taken to the hospital but her condition is not known.
Tuesday's shooting took place at about 11:45 p.m. in the driveway of a home in the 5200 block of Lakeview Court. Witnesses say they were at a party when several people became involved in a verbal altercation. During the fight, witness said a short, black male wearing a black jacket began shooting.
An 18-year-old male was found shot in the foot and temple. A short time later, another 18-year-old male arrived at the hospital with gunshot wounds to the chest, buttocks, legs and groin.
Seventh District detectives are in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-6070.
Citizens with information about either crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.