6 shootings in 24 hours send 9 to the hospital in New Orleans

Published: Jul. 25, 2022 at 6:58 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a violent 24 hours that saw nine men wounded in six separate shootings.

The latest shooting happened Monday (July 25) just before 4 a.m. at the intersection of Bolivar and Poydras Streets, not far from the Superdome. Police say a 29-year-old man heard gunshots and realized he was struck. The victim arrived at the hospital in a private vehicle.

Poydras Bolivar shooting
Poydras Bolivar shooting

A few hours earlier, just after midnight, police say four men were shot in Central City in the 2000 block of St. Andrew Street. Police say the victims -- ages 54, 48, 36, and 33 -- were walking in the area and heard gunshots. They were shot multiple times and transported to the hospital in unknown conditions.

4 men wounded in Central City shooting
4 men wounded in Central City shooting

Four people were shot in four separate incidents Sunday. In each of the shootings, police provided their typically scant details.

First, a 25-year-old man was shot Sunday morning (July 24) on Bourbon Street, New Orleans police said. The victim was shot around 4 a.m. in the 100 block of the French Quarter’s most famous street, just off Canal Street.

New Orleans police said a man was shot Sunday (July 24) in the 100 block of Bourbon Street,...
New Orleans police said a man was shot Sunday (July 24) in the 100 block of Bourbon Street, just off Canal Street.(WVUE-Fox 8)

Then, police say a 16-year-old juvenile male was shot at around 6:28 p.m. in the Lower Ninth Ward in the 1300 block of Lamanche Street.

Next, around 8:39 p.m., the NOPD says a 27-year-old man was shot in the 4000 block of Downman Road in New Orleans East.

Around 10:39 p.m., police say a man was shot by a woman during a domestic incident “involving simple battery and violation of restraining order.”

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Sunday morning’s shooting was the second on Bourbon Street last week. A bartender provided Fox 8 with video of another confrontation last Tuesday, in which one man fired a weapon that sent a bullet grazing another man’s face.

According to the Metropolitan Crime Commission, police have investigated 276 shootings in New Orleans so far this year.

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