3 injured in separate shootings during violent New Orleans morning

Multiple armed robberies reported overnight

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police worked a violent Friday morning, with three people shot in just three hours.

The latest happened at 4:26 a.m. near the intersection of St. Charles Ave. and Andrew Higgins St. That is at Lee Circle.

The 30-year-old victim was in the area when approached by a man armed with a handgun. The perpetrator demanded the man's property. When the man refused, the gunman shot him, took the victim's belongings and fled. The perpetrator was possibly with one other person, police said.

A gunman shot a 33-year-old man in the 2400 block of Josephine St. around 2:28 a.m. Officers say he was in the block when an unknown perpetrator opened fire and shot him several times.

Just an hour earlier, someone approached a woman in the 1800 block of Josephine St., pulled out a gun and demanded the victim's purse. The woman refused, and after a brief struggle, she realized she had been shot.

Police have not said any of these shootings are connected.

If you have any information that can help their investigation, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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