NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The coroner has identified the victims who died in a spate of shootings Jult 2. Three shootings in a matter of four hours that day left two people dead and two critically injured.
The first shooting took place at about 4:15 p.m. in the 600 block of N. Salcedo, where a construction worker working on a home was shot multiple times. The man, identified as 22-year-old Travis Williams Jr., was later pronounced dead, according to police.
The second shooting took place at about 5 p.m. in the 3900 block of Hollygrove. Police arrived to find a 34-year-old Bradley Depenis shot multiple times in front of a home. He died at the scene.
The third shooting happened at about 8:15 p.m. in the 2300 block of Fourth Street. Police said 22-year-old Jermal Jarrell and a 54-year-old woman were both shot multiple times and hospitalized in critical condition. Jarrell later died.
Officers say that a 21-year-old woman was also shot Thursday night. The shooting happened near the Intersection of Thalia and S. Saratoga streets in Central City. The victim arrived at the hospital with non-life threatening injuries around 9:30 p.m., police say.
The violence came at the start of a busy holiday weekend in the city, with tourists arriving from all over for Essence Fest and to celebrate the Fourth of July. Police have not identified any suspects.
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