3 injured, 2 dead in Central City shooting, city’s second mass shooting in a week

Published: Jan. 5, 2023 at 8:40 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two people are dead and three others injured after a shooting in Central City New Orleans on Thursday evening, police say.

Around 8:12 p.m., police responded to the shooting scene at St. Andrew Street and Rev. John Raphael Jr Way.

When officers arrived, they located four males and a female suffering from gunshot wounds. One of the males was pronounced dead at the scene. The gender of the second person dead has not been released.

No other information is available at this time.

So far, 2023 has been off to a violent start for New Orleans. On Tuesday (Jan. 3), a shooting in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood sent four men to the hospital.

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New Orleans City Council data analyst Jeff Asher says this is an astounding level of gun violence, even for New Orleans.

By Asher’s count, there have been 84 shootings in the past 30 days, by far the most on record.

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