Police ask for help identifying suspects in mass shooting that killed 3 and injured 7
Two hooded assailants shot into a large crowd in New Orleans on Saturday evening, killing three. Police are investigating and need the community's assistance.
'There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, & we have had more than enough.'
Mayor Cantrell, Twitter, July 29, 2018.
The incident took place on South Claiborne Avenue. Two individuals approached the daiquiri shop and opened fire with a rifle and handgun. The assailants fled the scene.
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Footage from the security cameras in the vicinity will be investigated, and authorities are counting on eyewitnesses to come forward as well.
Police and EMS arrived on the scene, and the victims - five men and two women - were taken to hospital in the vicinity. One victim needed emergency treatment.
There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, & we have had more than enough. Three more lives — gone. It has to end. It’s unacceptable anywhere. pic.twitter.com/WqUWcf75V3— Mayor LaToya Cantrell (@mayorcantrell) July 29, 2018
Three people - two men and one woman - died at the scene, and their names haven't been released as yet.
Citizens can contact the New Orleans Police Department directly, or anonymously through Crime Stoppers on (504) 822-1111.
The Mayor's office can be reached at (504) 658-4962. NOPD Homicide Detective Maggie McCourt can be contacted on (504) 658-5300
The toll-free number is 1-877-903-STOP. Officials also urged members not to take matters in their own hands.
FOX NEWS ALERT: Deadly gunfire across the nation as two men open fire on a crowd in New Orleans, as a drive-by shooting leaves two dead in LA pic.twitter.com/WgWAFx84gz— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) July 29, 2018
They understand that it is a volatile and tragic time for families, but justice can only be served when the community stand together and assist authorities in their investigation.
Another shooting was reported minutes after the incident on South Claiborne Avenue, and officials couldn't confirm if the events were related.