The NOPD is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue on Saturday, July 28, 2018, leaving three victims dead and seven additional victims injured.
At about 8:35 p.m., NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting involving multiple adult victims. Upon arrival, officers discovered three victims in the area suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers then learned that multiple victims had been transported to area hospitals via private conveyance with gunshot wounds sustained in the incident.
The three victims found at the scene, described as two males and one female, were pronounced dead at the scene. The seven additional victims, identified as five males and two females, were transported to area hospitals. Four of the victims arrived at the hospital by private conveyance, while three were transported via EMS.
Through investigation, detectives determined that two unknown armed subjects believed to be wearing hooded sweatshirts allegedly approached a group of people standing outside of a business and opened fire, striking 10 of the individuals. The subjects then fled the scene northbound on South Claiborne Avenue toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, then unknown.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victims’ names, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
NOPD Homicide Detective Maggie McCourt is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.
Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.