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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Three people were killed, and another was injured in four violent overnight crimes in New Orleans.
The first fatal shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 in the 4500 block of Marque Drive in New Orleans East. A man had been shot, and later died in a hospital. The New Orleans coroner later identified the victim as 60-year-old Daniel Roper.
New Orleans police identified 28-year-old Kevin Jackson as the alleged shooter. He has since been arrested.
Another shooting was reported to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) around 10:11 p.m. on Sunday. NOPD officials said a man was shot in the 2300 block of Toledano Street in the Central City area. He was taken to a hospital. Details about his condition were not immediately available.
According to the NOPD, officers responded to a second fatal shooting around 10:37 on Sunday in the 3300 block of South Saratoga in the Central City area. At the scene, officers found a man lying on the sidewalk with multiple gunshot wounds to his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
NOPD officials said a third fatal crime happened around 2:57 a.m. on Monday, May 15 in the 2100 block of Perdido Street in the Tulane-Gravier area. A security officer patrolling the area found a car crashed into utility pole. A man was found alongside the vehicle with stab wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The New Orleans coroner later identified the victim as 32-year-old Damone Wilson.
Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans by calling (504)-822-1111 or by clicking here.
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