Video captures fatal double shooting in St. Claude restaurant parking lot

Video captures fatal double shooting in St. Claude restaurant parking lot
Jacob Love (Source: OPP)
Jacob Love (Source: OPP)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New surveillance video shows a brazen shooting in the parking lot of a St. Claude restaurant.

The shooting happened in broad daylight Wednesday, killing one man and injuring another. One suspect is jailed and a second is at large.

A 24-year-old is dead and a 23-year-old is injured following the incident on Wednesday afternoon. The shooting led to three different crime scenes.

The shooting occurred just before 3 p.m. in the 1500 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.

A Fifth District officer was in the area when he a suspect firing gunshots into a red Honda Coupe near the parking lot of Melba's Restaurant. Surveillance video shows a suspect exit a white Hyundai and open fire on the Honda.

The suspect hops into the driver's seat and speeds away from the scene. A short time later, the red Honda drives out of the parking lot. The Honda's door is open as the vehicle recklessly drives from the shooting scene.

The officer briefly chased a white Hyundai but ultimately lost sight of the vehicle in a nearby neighborhood.

Police say they found the red Honda crashed several blocks away. Officers found the vehicle crashed near a construction site at the intersection of Bienville and Crozat Street. Police found one victim with multiple gunshot wounds in the front passenger's seat. He died on the scene.

Detectives learned that a second victim, who was also in the Honda, arrived at the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the arm. Surveillance video shows a third individual enter the Honda. However, police have not mentioned the individual in their investigation.

Detectives named 26-year-old Jacob Love as one of the shooters in the incident. He was taken into custody and charged with second degree murder.

Two guns were recovered at the scene, and detectives believe a second male subject is still at large. His identity in not known.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives working to establish a motive in the incident. Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.

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