NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — More gun violence erupted across New Orleans on Monday night as the NOPD reported a round of shootings, including 3 seemingly unrelated shootings which all approximately occurred within a half-hour of each other.
The first report coming in regarded an incident in the 2800 block of South Rocheblave Street. The NOPD reported a man sustained a gunshot wound at the Central City location and was transported to the hospital via private conveyance. The call was received at 8:42 p.m.
Then at 9:02 p.m., a call was received about a shooting in St. Roch. This incident occurred in the 2300 block of North Derbigny Street where a woman was shot and transported to the hospital for medical treatment via Emergency Medical Services.
The final call was received a minute later, at 9:30 p.m, where a man was shot multiple times at the Lakefront intersection of Leroy Johnson and Lakeshore drives.
EMS transported the victim to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries, however, NOPD reported on Tuesday morning the man had succumbed to his injuries overnight. The case was then reclassified as a homicide.
On Monday, April 18, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 28-year-old Jaleel Broadway.
A fourth shooting was reported overnight just a few hours later in Hollygrove at 1:07 a.m., when two men were shot in the 9000 block of Edinburgh Street.
Police continue to investigate the string of shootings. Anyone with any information is urged to contact NOPD or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers.