The victim, a man in his mid-20s, was in the 1900 block of Seventh Street (near Dryades) around 1:40 a.m. when he was accosted by three people with a gun, according to the initial police report. They “demanded the victim’s property, then began firing shots,” the report states. “The victim was struck several times and was taken to a nearby hospital.”
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Sixth District station to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.