Double homicide reported on Eighth Street near St. Charles Avenue

Two men were shot to death on Eighth Street at Carondelet on Saturday, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Sixth District officers responding to a call arrived in the 1600 block of Eighth Street at 6:23 p.m. on Saturday (Feb. 20).  They found two men with multiple gunshot wounds lying in the driveway of a residence, according to an NOPD press release. One victim died at the scene. The second victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was declared dead.

Suspect, vehicle sought in Claiborne car wash homicide

The NOPD is seeking to locate and identify a person of interest and a vehicle in the investigation of a homicide that occurred Wednesday (Feb. 17) in the 3700 block of South Claiborne Avenue. The pictured suspect was seen at the Claiborne Avenue car wash where Bruce Gaten, 31, was shot to death at 3:19 p.m. The suspect was seen wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt with an unknown image on the front, dark colored jeans and dark shoes. The unknown suspect was observed driving the pictured silver 2016 Honda Pilot bearing Louisiana plate ZRT 457 with a bike rack affixed to the rear. The Honda was reported stolen.

Man shot to death at South Claiborne car wash

A man was shot death Monday afternoon at the Pelican Pointe Car Wash on South Claiborne Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported. Bruce Gaten, 31, was in a car at the business in the 3700 block of South Claiborne at 3:19 p.m when a vehicle parked next to him. A gunman got out of the vehicle and fired multiple gunshots, police said. Gaten died at the scene. Further information was not immediately available.

Man killed in Central City double shooting

A shooting left one man dead and another wounded Saturday (Feb. 13) evening in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported. At 5:08 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers were called to Washington and Loyola avenues for an aggravated battery by shooting. The officers found two men suffering with gunshot
One victim, Bryan Veal, died at the scene. Veal was 26.

Man injured in Hoffman Triangle shooting

A man was injured in a shooting Thursday on Washington Avenue in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The 35-year-old man was in the 3600 block of Washington just after 5 p.m. when a gunman walked up to him and opened fire. The victim was taken to a local hospital by the Emergency Medical Service. 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.

Suspect sought in September homicide on Saratoga and Thalia

The New Orleans Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying and locating a suspect in the investigation of a homicide in the 1300 block of South Saratoga Street on Sept. 9, 2020. NOPD’s Homicide Unit detective determined the individual pictured above to be a suspect in the shooting death. He is wanted on a charge of second-degree murder. He is suspected in the death of Gerren Green, 19.

Police blotter: Shooting, armed robbery reported in Central City

A shooting and an armed robbery were reported Friday (Jan. 8) in Central City. A man was injured in a shooting at about 9:20 p.m., according to a New Orleans Police Department press release. Police responding to a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Liberty Street found the victim on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Medical responders transported him to the hospital.

Person-of-interest sought in Hollygrove homicide

The NOPD is seeking to locate and interview Ronald Burton, 41, as a person-of-interest in the investigation of a homicide on Oct. 10 in Hollygrove. In the 8800 block of Colapissa Street, near Eagle Street and Earhart Boulevard, Michael Allen, 45, was found with gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead by medical responders at about 3:30 p.m.
Burton is not currently wanted in connection with this incident. However, detectives believe he has knowledge of information vital to the investigation and wish to question him.

Police Blotter: Shooting, two robberies in Fontainebleau, Garden District

A shooting and two robberies were reported Uptown over New Year’s weekend. A 68-year-old man was injured when he got caught in the crossfire Sunday (Jan. 3) during a shooting in Fontainebleau, the New Orleans Police Department reported. The victim was walking in the 3100 block of Broadway at about 4:40 p.m. when he saw gunfire coming from two separate vehicles, where the occupants were shooting at each other, police said. One of the bullets struck the 68-year-old in the arm, and he was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.

One suspect arrested, another at large in Christmas Day homicide

The New Orleans Police Department has arrested Danny Hunter, 34, and is searching for a second suspect in the investigation of a homicide that occurred on Christmas in the Leonidas area. At around 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of shots fired at the intersection of Monroe and Green streets. Upon arrival officers found the body of Anthony Bridges on the sidewalk in front of a home in the 1700 block of Monroe Street. Bridges was pronounced dead at the scene.