Violent 24 hours in metro New Orleans: 5 shootings leave 1 dead, 9 injured

  • PUBLISHED AUG 13, 2020 AT 7:25 AM | UPDATED AUG 13, 2020 AT 10:19 AM

Five shootings were reported in metro New Orleans in the last 24 hours, and most of them injured more than one person, according to authorities.

The gun violence in the past 24 hours has killed one man and injured nine other people.

Here's what we know about the shootings.

Double shooting on Chef Menteur Highway
Two people were shot late Wednesday in the 8500 block of Chef Menteur Highway (map), New Orleans police said.
The shooting happened at 11:05 p.m., police said.
Three people were arguing with a person on a bicycle, NOPD said, when they exchanged gunfire. A 38-year-old man was shot, along with another man.
The two injured men went to a hospital for treatment, and their conditions were not immediately available.

Triple shooting on Downman

Three men were shot late Wednesday night in the 3700 block of Downman Road, NOPD said.
Two of the men, ages 26 and 18, arrived via private vehicle at a hospital around 9:40 p.m. One was shot in the shoulder and the other was shot in the elbow and the foot, NOPD said.
A third man, 20, arrived later seeking treatment for a gunshot injury to his foot.
Their conditions were not immediately available.
Police said this shooting is independent of the other shooting on Chef Menteur Highway.

Double shooting in Lower 9th Ward

Two men were shot Wednesday in the Lower 9th Ward, NOPD said.

The shooting was reported at 5:20 p.m. at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Tupelo Street (map).
The two men, ages 59 and 24, were taken via ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Their conditions were not immediately available.
NOPD said they believe three males shot the two men, but no description was immediately available.

Woman shot on Pauger Street

A 68-year-old woman was shot in the leg Wednesday, NOPD said.
The shooting was reported around 5:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of Pauger Street.
Police said the woman heard gunshots and went inside her home. Then, she realized she was shot in the leg, authorities said. She was taken via ambulance to a hospital for treatment.
The woman's condition was not immediately available.

Double shooting in Marrero

One man was killed and another was in critical condition after authorities say they exchanged gunfire in Marrero Wednesday morning.
The shootout happened just before 11:15 a.m. in the 2100 block of Rue Racine Drive, said Capt. Jason Rivarde, a Sheriff's Office spokesman.
The two men fired at one another while in front of a residence. Detectives are still trying to determine why.

Reporters Katelyn Umholtz and Michelle Hunter contributed to this story.