Report: Agencies investigating West Bank shooting

Report: Agencies investigating West Bank shooting
Police and EMS aid three men who were outside the convention center Wednesday night (May 9). Source:

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Several agencies are investigating a West Bank shooting, according to our partners | The Times-Picayune. 

The shooting happened Wednesday night, but authorities did not say how many victims were involved or the exact location of the incident.

According to the report, JPSO, as well as Louisiana State Police and the Gretna Police Department, were trying to determine which agency had jurisdiction.

A portion of the West Bank Expressway was closed at Stumpf Boulevard for at least an hour late Tuesday due to a police investigation, according to tweets by the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development.

Around 9 p.m. Wednesday, a number of NOPD and other emergency vehicles were seen on Convention Center Boulevard, near the intersection with St. Joseph Street, where three men waited on the sidewalk to be loaded into ambulances.

According to the report, one man knelt, his upper body hunched over, as two others sat on the curb nearby. An officer handed a bottle of water to the kneeling man, who minutes later, was the first to be loaded into an ambulance, the report said.

NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney referred all questions on the incident to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

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