NOPD: 2 shot in French Quarter, 1 shot near Frenchmen

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Published: Nov. 18, 2023 at 9:54 AM CST|Updated: Nov. 18, 2023 at 10:58 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A violent start to the weekend left four men wounded in shootings in and around the French Quarter and on Claiborne Avenue.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, a man was in his vehicle entering a construction zone in the 6200 block of S. Claiborne Avenue when he was almost involved in a crash around 11:15 p.m. Friday (Nov. 17) night. The occupant in the second vehicle rolled down the window and opened fire. The victim was struck twice and taken to a hospital.

Two men were reportedly shot in the French Quarter around an hour later. The NOPD says the victims were shot to the body in the 700 block of Iberville Street just after midnight, one block away from Canal and Bourbon Streets.

On Saturday morning around 8 a.m., police say a man was walking on Decatur Street going into a bar near the intersection of Frenchmen and Esplanade when a suspect asked him what he was looking at and then opened fire, striking the victim. The suspect reportedly fled on a bicycle toward Rampart Street.

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