2 victims in Canal Street gun battle remain hospitalized

2 victims in Canal Street gun battle remain hospitalized

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -Two of the five innocent victims hurt during a gun battle on Canal Street remain in the hospital Tuesday.

One of the victims is a 17-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the leg.

Another victim is recovering from gunshot wounds to the arm and abdomen. He is considered to be in critical but stable condition.

The other three victims have been released from the hospital.

A videographer captured the aftermath of the scene where EMS can be seen helping people on the street.

More information was also released regarding the gunman, Reginald Bursey.

Bursey, 32, was wanted on felony armed robbery charges out of Colorado County, Texas, where is is accused of tying two people up and robbing them at gunpoint in Sept. 2018, according to a Crimestroppers’ Facebook post. Bursey also stole the victim’s car to flee the scene, police said, which was later found at a motel in Houston.

Bursey was on parole at the time of the armed robbery, police said. During their investigation, Columbus police learned Bursey has ties to Louisiana as well as Houston’s 59 Piru Street gang. At the time, investigators considered Bursey to be armed and dangerous.

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