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Triple shooting on Carondelet Street leaves 3 injured; NOPD says 1 of 2 suspects arrested

New Orleans police said Shawn A. Breaux Jr., 29, was arrested in connection with a triple...
New Orleans police said Shawn A. Breaux Jr., 29, was arrested in connection with a triple shooting that injured three men Friday night (Oct. 8) near the intersection of Carondelet and Canal streets.(Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 10:48 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three men were shot on Carondelet Street near the French Quarter on Friday night (Oct. 8), New Orleans police said.

The incident occurred at 8:57 p.m., in the 100 block of Carondelet, just off Canal Streets Police said one victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to a hospital by New Orleans EMS. Two other victims arrived at hospitals later in private vehicles, one with a gunshot wound to the hip and another wounded in one of his legs.

The NOPD did not identify the shooting victims nor disclose their ages. But the department said one of two suspects in the shooting was apprehended shortly after the incident.

Police said 29-year-old Shawn A. Breaux Jr. was booked with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, one count of unlawful handling of a machine gun, one count of aggravated flight from an officer and one count of illegal possession of a firearm. The NOPD said the second suspect fled the scene and remains at large.

The triple shooting was the 13th reported incident of gun violence in New Orleans since last Monday, according to police. There have been 24 people shot -- seven fatally -- in those dozen incidents over the past five days.

Anyone with information on the shooting or the identity and location of the second suspect is asked to contact the NOPD’s Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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