Just before she was about to play a game of cards with a friend in front of a beauty shop about 5 p.m. Thursday, a woman sitting in a chair on Magnolia Street heard a barrage of shots and took off running.
“Once I heard the shots, I jumped up,” she said.
The friend was shot in the ankle, while a man she was standing with was shot several times in the body, according to New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson. The shooting occurred near the corner of Martin Luther King Boulevard.
The man was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.