NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD arrested a suspect Wednesday for his alleged involvement in a double shooting in the Seventh Ward.
The incident happened Tuesday night at the Mardi Gras Truck Stop in the 2400 block of Elysian Fields Avenue, where a 21-year-old man and a 37-year-old man were injured.
At 11:52 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers received a call of a shooting at the location. When officers arrived, they learned the two victims got into a fight with an unknown subject, later identified as 41-year-old Thomas Stevens. The victims said Stevens then produced a gun and shot both of them. The 21-year-old victim sustained a gunshot wound to the right hand, while the 37-year old victim suffered gunshot wounds to both feet and the left thigh, as well as a graze wound to the head. Both victims were taken to the hospital by private car.
Police said Stevens turned himself in to detectives this afternoon at the Fifth District station. After being questioned, Thomas was booked into Central Lock-up with two counts of aggravated battery by shooting.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are looking into whether other subjects may be involved.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Fifth District detectives at (504) 658-6050.
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