1 in custody, search continues after shooting in St. Claude

1 in custody, search continues after shooting in St. Claude

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - One person is in custody and police continued to search for others after a rolling gun battle that began in the St. Claude neighborhood ended with one dead and another injured.

The incident, which happened at about 2:45 p.m., started as a gun battle between people in two cars at Claiborne and Elysian Fields avenues. A man in a red Honda was shot at the location, then drove to Bienville and Crozat, where he collapsed and died. His passenger was injured and taken to the hospital.

A gun that police believe may have been used in the shooting was found near Marais and Mandeville streets, and a police perimeter was established in that area as officers searched for a suspect. A SWAT vehicle was parked at Urquahart and Spain streets.

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