Shooting in Desire neighborhood caught on surveillance

Shooting in Desire neighborhood caught on surveillance

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is asking for the public's help in identifying and locating two suspects and their vehicle sought in connection with a July 26 shooting in the Desire neighborhood.

The incident took place just after 6:30 p.m. at Piety and Treasure streets.

(Mobile users can see surveillance video here: The incident begins at the 3:20 mark.)

Police said the suspects approached the intersection in a black, older-model Acura sedan with Louisiana plates. The passenger then exited the vehicle with a high-caliber assault rifle and fired several shots into a large crowd, striking a 33-year-old man multiple times. The suspect then fled down Treasure Street.

The victim is hospitalized in critical condition.

Fifth District Detectives are in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 658-6050.

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 ?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /

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