VIDEO: 2 dead, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Five people were shot, two fatally, in the Lower Ninth Ward on Mardi Gras night.

One victim died on the scene; another died at the hospital. Police said both were male.

The shootings occurred just after 8 p.m. in the 5400 block of Andry and involved more than one suspect. The victims then drove to the the LA Xpress gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue.

At least eight people were shot since 3 p.m. in New Orleans on what had been a peaceful day until then.

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