NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Friday afternoon in New Orleans East.
The initial call came in shortly after 2:00 p.m. and officers responded to the 4800 block of Peltier Drive.
As the investigation continued throughout the afternoon, Detectives learned that this shooting spanned several blocks, and at least 6 people were shot.
The latest reports from the NOPD show that a 25-year-old man was declared dead on the scene. An unknown man was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.
On Monday, May 9, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the deceased victims as 42-year-old Trevon Bernard, Sr., and 24-year-old Kenny Young. The preliminary cause of death for both men has been listed as a gunshot wound.
A 29-year-old man, a 33-year-old man, and a 57-year-old man were transported to a local hospital via private conveyance and are currently listed in stable condition.
An unidentified man also arrived at a local hospital via private conveyance and was listed in critical condition.
Nearly 100 crime scene markers were visible on both Peltier Drive and Alcee Fortier Blvd.
Later that evening, NOPD arrested 36-year-old Alex Madison in connection to the mass shooting. It remains unclear if there was a motive behind the shots fired.
Police continue to investigate the shooting.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Section at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.
This investigation is ongoing. Check back for updates.