At least 5 shot, 2 fatally, in New Orleans East, police say

Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 8:07 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 10, 2023 at 11:09 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two people were killed and at least another three were injured, including two children, in a shooting in New Orleans East on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Police said the shooting happened around 6 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 8, at the intersection of Bullard Avenue and Chef Mentuer Highway.

Upon arrival, police say they discovered three adult gunshot victims, two women and a man, inside of a vehicle.

A 25-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The other two victims were taken to a hospital where an 18-year-old man died.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the deceased victims as 25-year-old Tationa Hudgins and 18-year-old Kristen Hudgens.

A short time later, the NOPD says officers received a report of two children with gunshot wounds several blocks away in the 8000 block of Arcadia Lane, near Hayne Boulevard.

Police determined the two young boys, ages 3 and 8, were wounded in the same incident. The 3-year-old was shot in the butt and the 8-year-old was suffering from graze wounds to the neck and face. Both children were taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police say a fourth adult female victim with unknown injuries refused treatment from medical professionals and listed a third juvenile of unknown age as an uninjured victim Thursday morning.


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