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