Update: 4 Dead, At Least 15 Injured in Weekend Shootings

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shootingNEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Police in New Orleans have their hand full as gun violence marred the holiday weekend, killing four and injuring 15 others.


The latest shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. in the Lower Ninth Ward near the intersection of Charbonnet & N Johnson. Police are releasing few details but say the victim died.

A 17-year-old died at a local hospital after police found him just before 4 p.m. at the intersection of N. Rocheblave and Eads Monday.  Police say the victim was shot multiple times.

Several hours earlier an adult man was shot twice in the shoulder as he was riding his bike near Governor Nicholls St. and N Claiborne Ave. Witnesses told police a man driving a silver Chevy Impala pulled up by the victim, got out of his car and began firing.  He then fled the scene.

Three people are in stable condition after they were shot while sitting in their vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Monday near LSU Interim Hospital at the corner of Perdido and south Johnson. Police say another car pulled up to the victims and opened fire. One man was shot in the back, and two women had graze wounds. No word on what the shooter’s car looked like, or a possible suspect.


A man was found with multiple gun shot wounds Sunday night near the corner of Chef Menteur Highway and America Street. NOPD officers say they found him around 8 p.m. He was taken to the hospital where he later died. Investigators say they are still searching for a suspect and a motive in that case.

Three young men are recovering after being shot while there were standing outside a house on Hero Boulevard and Wagner Street in  Algiers.  Police say someone walked up to the men and opened fire. Authorities are not releasing the victims’ names, but say there are 19, 21, and 35 years old. They are all listed in stable condition.

A woman was shot in the arm near Laharpe Street, near the Claiborne underpass, Sunday afternoon. No word on a possible suspect or motive.


An argument at a graduation party in Gentilly Friday cost a 15-year-old boy his life and injuring 7 others, detectives say. The shooting happened around 11 p.m., near Eads street and Robert E. Lee blvd. 15-year-old Tremaine Robertson was killed.  Four women and three men ranging in age from 19 and 30 were taken to a hospital.  They are all expected to recover.

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If you know something that could help investigators in any of the above shootings, you’re urged to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.