2 dead, 12 wounded in 11 separate shootings over the weekend, police say
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - As of Monday, two people have been killed and 12 others were wounded in 11 separate shootings reported since Friday (Aug. 19), New Orleans police said.
The first of three reported double shootings occurred Friday at 10:04 p.m. in the 2500 block of Annette Street in the Seventh Ward. The NOPD said two men -- aged 40 and 50 -- were outside when an unknown suspect opened fire. The victims were taken for hospital treatment in a private vehicle, but the department did not disclose their conditions.
A second double shooting was reported nearly an hour later in downtown New Orleans. Police said two men, aged 40 and 30, were shot multiple times at 10:55 p.m. by someone who fled in a gray sedan. The NOPD said the victims were shot in the 100 block of LaSalle Street. The conditions of the victims were not disclosed.
A double shooting Saturday claimed the life of a 58-year-old man. He was one of two males shot early Saturday around 2:57 a.m. in the 2400 block of St. Andrew Street in Central City. One victim was shot multiple times and died within 30 minutes of being rushed to a hospital by New Orleans EMS. Police provided no information on the age or condition of the second victim.
The fourth shooting left a 34-year-old woman wounded around 3:30 a.m. in the 4500 block of North Rampart Street in the Bywater neighborhood. Police said the woman heard gunshots and “suffered multiple gunshot wounds,” but have not disclosed her condition. The NOPD said she was taken for hospital treatment by EMS personnel.
Around 10 a.m. Saturday morning, police say a man was shot in Gentilly near the 2700 block of Leon C. Simon Drive. The man was shot multiple times and taken to a hospital for treatment.
Another man was shot Saturday somewhere on the West Bank. The incident was reported by New Orleans police around 3:30 p.m., but investigators still had not determined the exact location of the incident.
On Sunday, violence began at 8:14 a.m. in the 8400 block of Palm Street. Police say a 60-year-old man was shot multiple times and transported to a hospital.
Two more shootings were reported within 30 minutes of each other Sunday evening.
In the first shooting, police say a gunman exited his vehicle and opened fire, striking a 21-year-old man in the 2600 block of Phillip Street around 5:15 p.m. The victim was transported to a hospital in unknown condition.
At 5:40 p.m., a 41-year-old man was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound at the intersection of N. Rampart and Bienville streets. The severity of his injuries was not disclosed.
The NOPD reported a second fatal shooting Monday around noon in the 3600 block of General Taylor Street in the Broadmoor neighborhood. Police say a man was declared deceased at the scene. No other information was available.
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