Mass Shooting In New Orleans Has City On Edge As Suspects Not Caught
A mass shooting in New Orleans has the city on edge.
The incident occurred on Saturday night at around 8:30 p.m. nearby the famed French Quarter. It was then that two hooded men approached a crowd outside of a strip mall and began firing randomly into the crowd.
The gunshots killed three people and injured seven, Fox 8 reported.
Michael Harrison, the New Orleans police superintendent, told reporters that “We believe they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds,” he said.
“This has to be personal. Firing indiscriminately into a crowd? Shooting 10 people? Killing three? That’s personal, it doesn’t get more personal and we take it personal, whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement takes it personal and we’re coming for you,” he said.
Police said that one of the men had a rifle and the other suspect had a handgun. Two of the victims of the shooting were men and the other was a woman. Two died at the scene.
The other person who died was found blocks from the scene. Of the seven injured victims, five were men and two were women. One is listed in critical condition.
“A lot of people were out here tonight,” Chief Harrison told Fox 8. “A lot of people we know saw what happened, heard what happened. We need more than anything for people to come forward to help the NOPD solve this case by helping us find more evidence, find out who’s responsible for this so we can hold them accountable for the three people who have died out here tonight and for the other seven people who were injured.”
Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement condemning the attack.
“There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence,” the mayor said. “I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, and we have had more than enough. Three more lives — gone. It has to end. This happened near my neighborhood, on the edge of Broadmoor. It’s unacceptable anywhere.”
The suspects remain at large.