NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— More information has been released following a shooting in the Ninth Ward on Tuesday afternoon.
The New Orleans Police Department was staged at an active crime scene around 4 for what witnesses say were multiple shots fired and at least one person injured. At the time, police would not confirm what happened.
According to those on-scene, what started as a celebration of life for their deceased grandfather ended with dozens of shots ringing out near the intersection of Almonaster Avenue and North Prieur Street.
The person injured, according to the NOPD Major Offense Log released on Wednesday morning, was a 63-year-old woman. Details on the victim’s medical condition were unclear.
Details released in the MOL also say an unknown suspect in a gray vehicle opened fire and shot the victim in the leg before driving off. However, other information surrounding a suspect and motive was unavailable.