5 shot, 1 fatally, over 30-minute span in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Five people were shot, one fatally, in a 30-minute span on Wednesday, Jan. 19, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
Around 3:25 p.m., four men were shot in the 7800 block of Keats Street in New Orleans East.
Police say suspects pulled up in a vehicle and opened fire, striking the four men. The victims returned fire, according to NOPD.
One of the suspects reportedly fled on foot and the others fled in the vehicle.
At 3:47 p.m., police say a man was shot and killed in the 800 block of Hagan Drive, a block away from Bayou St. John and Orleans Avenue.
Police quickly arrested Enrique J. Garcia, 23.
The shootings come on the same day the police chief and district attorney held separate press conferences to address the recent violent crime surge.
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