New Orleans Police are investigating the murder of a 23-year-old man and the injuring of a 32-year-old man, a 24-year-old man, and 1-year-old female. The incident occurred last night, shortly before 11:00 P.M., in the 2100 block of Pauger Street.
The victims were sitting on the porch of a residence when a vehicle approached and the occupants opened fire. A 1-year-old female suffered a graze wound to the leg, a 24-year-old male suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the body, and a 32-year-old male suffered a gunshot wound to his body. All three were transported to the hospital by Emergency Medical Technicians and were listed in stable condition. The 23-year-old male suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his body and was transported to the hospital by private conveyance where he later died.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in the incident, as well as a motive.
Homicide Detective Barret Morton is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.
Approximately an hour later, a shooting occurred near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Dryades Street where a 22-year-old female was shot in the head. The woman was transported to the hospital where she was listed in critical condition.
Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work, and visit. The police force is committed to transparency, accountability, collaboration, and integrity.
Officer Hilal Williams