UPDATE: Person of interest now wanted suspect in Canal St. shooting

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5/17 UPDATE: The NOPD has obtained an arrest warrant for Malik Spencer in the investigation of an aggravated battery by shooting on May 9 in the 900 block of Canal Street.

Spencer is now wanted on two counts of attempted murder and one count of illegal discharge of a firearm during a crime of violence.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD is looking for a man identified as a person of interest in the ongoing investigation of a shooting in the 900 block of Canal Street that left two people wounded.

NOPD detectives believe 23-year-old Malik Spencer may possess information vital to this investigation and wish to question him.

Malik Spencer

Spencer is not currently wanted on criminal charges regarding this incident.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or on the whereabouts of Spencer is asked to contact the NOPD at 504-658-6080 or call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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