NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three people hiding in a nearby alley opened fire on two others as they came out of a Seventh Ward home, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The shooting occurred around 11:40 p.m. in the 2800 block of Pauger Street.
When police arrived, they learned that three suspects had been hiding in a nearby alley. They opened fire on two victims – a man, 25, and a woman 32 – as they came out of a home in the area.
The male victim, who returned fire on the assailants, suffered a graze wound to the ear and was treated at the scene.
The female victim sustained a gunshot wound to the lower leg and was taken to a nearby hospital in a private vehicle.
Residents told our partners at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune that gunfire is a frequent part of life on Pauger Street.
The reported hearing 10 to 20 shots.
Three or four people were seen running from the area and fleeing in a car.
A witness told the website a woman who was shot was bleeding from her leg.
She left the scene and arrived at a nearby hospital a private vehicle.