A 46-year-old man was killed and a 23-year-old man was wounded Monday evening in the Gert Town area of Audubon Street, continuing a recent rash of street violence in the area since the weekend.
Monday night’s shooting was reported around 8:40 p.m., and police found the older man (later identified as Steven Anderson) dead with multiple gunshot wounds inside a home in the 3000 block of Audubon Street when they arrived, according to a NOPD news release. The younger man was shot in the leg and listed in stable condition.
(No NOPD crime map of the incident was immediately available Tuesday morning, but the 3000 block of Audubon is about two blocks on the river-side of Earhart Boulevard, and about two blocks behind St. Mary’s Dominican High School.)
The incident follows two shootings in the Gert Town-Broadmoor area this weekend. Around 9:20 p.m. Friday, a man was shot several times in the 3500 block of Audubon Court, and a woman was hit in the leg, according to our partners at WWL-TV. Around 1 p.m. Sunday, gunfire was reported in the 3300 block of Toledano, and a 26-year-old man then showed up at a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, according to initial police reports.
Audubon Street and Audubon Court have both seen previous shootings this year as well. On Feb. 11, Lundi Gras, a man was shot several times inside a home in the 2800 block of Audubon Street. One of the first homicides of the year was reported in the 3400 block of Audubon Court, where 30-year-old Michael Smith is accused of gunning down 25-year-old Joshua Walker on Jan. 6.