Gunman robs Academy Sports at gunpoint after shooting up a McDonald's

Gunman robs Academy Sports at gunpoint after shooting up a McDonald's

ELMWOOD, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators are looking for a man who robbed a local sporting goods store at gunpoint after shooting up a McDonald's restaurant on Jefferson Highway.

At 2:42 a.m. police received a report of gunshots near Jefferson Highway and Causeway Blvd. Authorities responded to the McDonald's in the 2900 block of Jefferson Highway. There crime scene technicians found a number spent shell casings.The building was hit with 11 bullets.

Investigators say store employees said the gunman fled. No one was injured in the incident.

Later Tuesday morning, shots were reported outside the Academy Sports in the 800 block of South Clearview Parkway. Police then received a call around 4:15 a.m. reporting an armed robbery at the sporting good store.

The suspect, described as a black male wearing a black leather jacket, black pants with a white stripe, gloves and a black ski-mask, fired two shots through the front glass door to enter the store. Once inside he ordered the manager to open the safe and robbed the store at gunpoint. The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money. The weapon used in the robbery was a black semi-automatic handgun.

There were six employees in the store at the time of the robbery.

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