Jun 122017

A man was shot with a BB gun on Sunday morning at the busy intersection of South Carrollton Avenue and South Claiborne, New Orleans police said.

The shooting took place shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday, June 11, according to the NOPD records. After being shot, the victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, the report states.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

  • S Johnson

    Hi, Robert. Does “busy” mean there were cars whizzing by? I was waiting for a downtown bus at the same intersection a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday night while it was still light. A woman who was obviously mentally ill and possibly homeless came up to me and asked me over and over again what I had been doing in her house. She was very aggressive and there was nobody around except people driving by in cars. I talked to her calmly and she finally walked away. This is the second time in the past couple of years I’ve been threatened by a mentally ill person while waiting for streetcar/bus at an effectively deserted “busy intersection.” The other time was at Nashville and St. Charles during rush hour. I don’t mean to be sarcastic. It’s just that when you’re in that situation you might as well be in the middle of nowhere.