17-year-old dead, 4 others injured in Friday shootings

17-year-old dead, 4 others injured in Friday shootings
Surveillance image of the red Nissan Versa police believe was involved in the June 5 shooting. (Source: NOPD)
Surveillance image of the red Nissan Versa police believe was involved in the June 5 shooting. (Source: NOPD)
Surveillance image of the red Nissan Versa police believe was involved in the June 5 shooting. (Source: NOPD)
Surveillance image of the red Nissan Versa police believe was involved in the June 5 shooting. (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 17-year-old male, one-of-five people shot on Friday afternoon, died last night.

The 17-year-old was shot in one of the two shootings that happened within blocks of each other on June 5 in the Seventh Ward and Treme neighborhoods, according to NOPD.

The first shooting happened around 2:15 p.m. at the corner of N. Roman Street and Laharpe Street, where a 29-year-old man was shot in the leg.

The second shooting was reported a few minutes later. At least four males, ages 15, 17, 19 and 21, were shot in the 2100 block of Gov. Nicholls Street. The other victims' injuries are non-life-threatening, according to an NOPD spokesman.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said the two shootings may be related.

Police believe the vehicle used in the shooting is a red Nissan Versa with dark tinted windows. The surveillance image released by police shows that the vehicle is missing the housing on one of its side mirrors. Detectives say the vehicle has an unknown, out-of-state license plate.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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