The shooting near Newman was in the 5000 block of Loyola Avenue (between Robert and Soniat streets), NOPD spokeswoman Dawne Massey said around 6:20 a.m. Monday, March 20.
“Residents in the area say a man was walking his dog when he saw a man breaking into cars,” according to a report by Meg Gatto of FOX 8 News. “He confronted the man who then shot him in the leg.”
Another man was shot around 10:45 p.m. Sunday in the 2800 block of South Saratoga Street (near Washington Avenue), police reports show. Police found a man in his 30s with a gunshot wound there, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to the initial NOPD report.
Also on Sunday, another victim showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound after what police initially believed was a shooting at Washington and South Derbigny, Massey said, but that investigation was later reclassified as a medical incident — which often refers to an accidental or self-inflicted gunshot wound.