According to the New Orleans Police Department, a shooting incident reported on Saturday night (July 28) in the 3400 block of South Claiborne Avenue has killed three and injured seven
and six were killed violated the shooting. This message from NOPD came at 20:59. Saturday.
EMS spokesman Jonathan Fourcade said three of the seven injured people were taken by ambulance to the trauma center at the University Hospital. The other four came to the hospital with private funds.
Two bodies were seen on the floor in front of the restaurant Chicken & Watermelon, a restaurant in the 3400 block of South Claiborne, on Saturday night. In addition to NOPD, representatives of the housing authority of New Orleans and ATF were able to respond in the area. Nearby, where 2800 blocks from Louisiana Avenue, the New Orleans police have not confirmed, is the South Claiborne shooting to see officers, standing on the porch of a house with a squad parked outside.
The cordon tape was wrapped around the front of the house and you could hear a person mourn loudly nearby.
When the officers explored the rainy, noisy scene near the restaurant on South Claiborne Avenue on Saturday, a fight broke out among the spectators, quickly overpowering the police. Two people ̵
Later, at 9:45 pm, two men tried to comfort two women as they sobbed and shouted.
"Oh, Lord Jesus, that can not be real," said one of the women.
"This is my baby," shouted the other, before saying, "I will kill her, I will kill her, you have taken my child, I will kill her."
A silver Toyota limousine stood in front of the restaurant, and the driver's door was open, and the car's hazard warning lights were on. One man's body was seen lying outside the restaurant door, and another body was on the floor behind a screen that police usually use to shield crime scenes. The area was littered with more than 20 evidence cones, as party buses rolled through the scene late into the night.
"It's not usually like this, they're not usually out there like that anymore," a man at the scene said earlier. "I was at home, I did not see anything, but it's a neighborhood with regulars and whatever, not a place to expect that."
Lawrence Russo bought a scratch card at an Exxon station near the restaurant when he heard what he described as a series of intermittent shots that he initially thought were firecrackers because of the distances. Overall, he said he had heard between 13 and 16 shots.
The shots sounded close, but Russo did not notice how close until he saw the scene unfolding outside the gas station.
"They never stop killing each other," Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement released late Saturday evening saying she "would spend all the resources needed to end this horror and see justice." , "
" There is no room for this kind of violence in New Orleans, "Cantrell said," I speak for everyone in our city when I say that we are disgusted, we are angry, and we have more than enough , Three more lives – gone. It has to end. This happened in my neighborhood, on the outskirts of Broadmoor. "It's not acceptable everywhere."
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NOLA.com | Times Picayune reporter Beau Evans contributed to this report.