Gun violence in New Orleans leaves 1 dead, 5 injured

A shooting in New Orleans left one person dead and five others injured on Friday.

The victim who lost his life and four of those injured were teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17, while the final victim was an adult man.

What happened?

The shooting took place at the well-known intersection of Canal Boulevard and City Park Avenue at around 10:30 pm.

This information comes by way of New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) Chief Paul Noel, who, along with New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Commander Regina Williams of the NOPD Homicide Unite, spoke with reporters at the scene.

According to these officials, the victim who lost his or her life died at the scene. Four others were said to have been taken to the hospital with non-fatal wounds, and the final person was able to be treated at the scene.

Additional details on the incidents themselves or the subsequent investigation have yet to be released.

Facts remain unclear

What everyone wants to know — the identity and the motive of the person responsible — have yet to be announced by authorities who said that their investigation is currently still in progress.

Throughout the night, different police units could be seen searching the area for any evidence that they could find. Yellow evidence cones could be seen numbering all the way up to 59.

One of the key pieces of evidence appears to be a vehicle that was abandoned at the scene. The hatchback was pierced with a number of bullet holes. The driver-side door was left open, and several windows were visibly smashed by gunfire.

The teen who lost his life, however, was said to have been located a good 40 yards away from the vehicle.

Violent night

This was the second fatal shooting to occur in the area on the same night, with the first happening just two hours earlier at the 4700 block of Lynhuber Drive. The victim who died in that incident is said by authorities to have been killed inside of his vehicle after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. It is unclear whether the two shootings are in any way related.

In both instances, authorities have neither a motive nor a suspect. Thus, law enforcement officials are relying on the public to help determine what happened.

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