A 21-year-old man has been arrested on attempted-murder charges in connection with a shooting Tuesday afternoon that wounded two men on the basketball court at A.L. Davis Park in Central City, but investigators are still seeking the public’s help finding a second man believed to be involved, New Orleans police said.
After police released images Wednesday afternoon of him as a “person of interest” in the shooting, Jonterry Bernard turned himself into the Sixth District police station that evening, said NOPD Officer Hilal Williams. After investigators spoke to him, Bernard was arrested around 8:45 p.m. and charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Williams said.
A second man, 24-year-old Gerard Gray, is still considered important to the investigation, and police continue to seek help in finding him, Williams said.
Police said Wednesday that the two victims, ages 38 and 24, were involved in an argument with other men on the basketball court at the park at Washington and LaSalle when the shots were fired. The victims were hit multiple times, but their conditions have improved to stable and they have been able to speak to investigators, police said.