NEW ORLEANS — Easter Sunday began with an inauspicious start with several seemingly unrelated shootings, including a pair in the New Orleans Central Business District in the wee hours of the morning.
Shortly before 2 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department began investigating a shooting 700 block of Canal Street, near the intersection of Royal Street, not Bourbon Street as previously reported.
Initial reports show two victims having sustained gunshot wounds.
Then around 5:23 a.m., the NOPD was called to investigate another shooting in the 10 block of Poydras Street near Spanish Plaza, in which another male victim sustained a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital via Emergency Medical Service.
Gunfire first erupted in the 6500 block of Harbourview Drive, where an adult male was shot at approximately 4:43 p.m. on Saturday. The incident was confirmed as an aggravated battery by shooting at about 8:34 p.m.
Then just prior to midnight the NOPD responded to a shooting at intersection of Banks Street and South Carrollton Avenue.
The victim, an adult male, was transported to a local hospital via EMS before he eventually succumbed to his gunshot wound and died.
All investigations are ongoing.