Six people injured in two Central City shootings


(via NOPD)

Two shootings in Central City on Monday left four men injured, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Four males, including two teenagers, were injured Monday afternoon in a drive-by shooting at Fourth Street and Loyola. On Monday evening, two more men were injured in a double shooting at Jackson Avenue and Willow Street.

In the first multiple shooting, at about 3 p.m. on May 13, a dark-colored sedan pulled up to four men and gunfire erupted, the police report states. Officers responding to a report of gunshots found a 33-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the ankle in the 2100 block of Fourth Street.

A second male victim, who turned 31 on Monday, was discovered in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Two teenage victims, a 15-year-old and an 18-year-old, arrived at the Touro Infirmary emergency room a short time later with gunshot wounds. The victims are reported in stable condition.

In the second shooting, at about 9:30 p.m., officers investigating shots fired in area discovered a 54-year-old man with gunshot wounds to hip. He was transported to hospital by EMS.

A second victim, a 49-year-old man, walked into the hospital emergency room with gunshot wounds to back and shoulder.

The second shooting was initially reported at the 2800 block of Sixth Street. A later police report said it occurred at Jackson and Willow.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Sixth District station at 504-658-6060 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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