Two shot, one fatally Tuesday in Harvey
A 15-year-old girl was fatally shot about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1600 block of Apache Drive in Harvey, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said. The girl was shot in the chest and taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead shortly after arrival.
About the same time, a 16-year-old boy was found shot in the 1000 block of Inca Drive in Harvey. He was taken to a hospital in “guarded condition,” spokesman Col. John Fortunato said.
Fortunato said both victims apparently were standing together on Apache Drive when multiple rounds were fired at them. The girl collapsed a short distance away on Apache. The boy managed to run around the corner to Inca, where he collapsed.
Crime scene technicians recovered a number of spent shell casings.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the JPSO’s Homicide Division at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
NOPD: Three taken to hospital in shootings
Police said a man walking near Odeon Avenue and Wall Boulevard in Algiers about 6 a.m. Tuesday was shot in the ankle by the passenger in a passing silver vehicle. The victim, 20, was taken to the hospital.
Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, a 27-year-old man was shot in the stomach in the 3000 block of Hamilton Street in Hollygrove. He was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.
Shortly before 7 p.m., police reported that a 22-year-old man had arrived at a hospital after being shot in the foot while walking on Crowder Boulevard near Interstate 10.
Three robbed at gunpoint Monday
Two men were robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon in Uptown New Orleans, police said.
The men, ages 29 and 24, were working in the 2200 block of Upperline Street about 2:30 p.m. when an armed man demanded money from them. One of the victims gave the suspect cash, while the other said he didn’t have any. The man then fled.
In a separate incident, a man was robbed at gunpoint in the 4400 block of South Tonti Street in Broadmoor about 6:30 p.m. The robber forced the man, 46, to hand over his car keys and wallet.
Man charged in child pornography case
A New Orleans East man was hit with federal charges of possession of child pornography and failure to register as a sex offender Tuesday, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.
Dwight Joseph Jr., 33, was arrested Sept. 9 by investigators from the state Attorney General’s Office. Court records show that the state case now has been adopted into the federal charges.
Joseph was convicted in Pennsylvania in 2005 of disseminating images of child sex acts.