Mass shooting on South Rocheblave Street leaves 4 men wounded, NOPD says
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A mass shooting in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood sent four wounded men to the hospital Tuesday evening (Jan. 3), New Orleans police said.
Police said an adult male of undetermined age was critically wounded when the group was struck by gunfire around 5:41 p.m. in the 2600 block of South Rocheblave Street, near Third Street.
Three other men -- ages 27, 36 and 37 -- were described as “stable,” by a department spokesman.
The NOPD said two of the victims were taken for treatment by New Orleans EMS ambulance, while two others arrived at the hospital by private vehicle.
The department vacillated on the incident’s details, initially saying there were four victims, later saying there were five, and finally revising the count back to four victims nearly an hour later.
Capt. Eric Gillard, the new commander of the NOPD’s Sixth District, told reporters at the scene that four victims were located.
NOPD investigators responded to other shootings as well Tuesday night.
Around 7:15 p.m., police said a woman was shot in the 1600 block of North Broad Street, near the Fairgrounds area and the Seventh Ward.
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