One man was shot in the leg Wednesday afternoon in the 7th Ward, and another man was shot in the stomach later, according to releases from New Orleans police.
The first incident occurred in the 2000 block of North Rocheblave Street and was first reported about 1:10 p.m. Wednesday, a few hours before police released a dramatic surveillance video showing the attack. The injured man was taken to an area hospital for treatment, and the driver of a car the shooter was in fled, police said.
The video shows a green, older model Honda pulling up in front of a business on the street and stopping. The shooter then exits the car and fires a gun at the victim, the video shows.
The shooting occurred a block away from where 23-year-old Antoine Brumfield was fatally shot on Sunday morning. Police on Monday released a surveillance camera image of an unidentified man wanted for questioning in the slaying of Brumfield, who was gunned down in the 1900 block of North Rocheblave. Police didn't indicate whether the two slayings may have been related.
In a second case, police said, a man was shot in the stomach about 4:30 p.m. in the 2300 block of Harmony Street. No other details were immediately available.
Police asked anyone with information on either case to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward.
In other matters involving local law enforcement:
• Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto and Kenner Police Chief Michael Glaser are set to rappel down 25 stories of Benson Tower in New Orleans' Central Business District about midday Thursday as part of an effort to raise about funds and awareness for the athletes of Louisiana's Special Olympics. Glaser recently challenged Lopinto to rappel down the office tower next to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and the sheriff accepted, setting the stage for Thursday's event.
Thursday's event is meant to bring awareness to a fundraising event on Friday at Benson Tower where participants will have the opportunity to rappel down the building and ride in a helicopter, among other things. More information is available at http://laso.org/what-we-do/fundraising/over-the-edge.
• New Orleans police on Tuesday released a surveillance camera image of a man suspected of stealing a credit card in an armed robbery on Nov. 13 in the 4000 block of Chartres Street in the Bywater and then used the card at a store the next day.
• A two-alarm fire in the 7th Ward about 12:40 p.m. damaged a shotgun duplex in the 2300 block of Gov. Nicholls Street, the New Orleans Fire Department said. A couple living on one side escaped unharmed, and firefighters rescued two elderly dogs who were alone next door, caring for them until their owner's return, the department said. Most of the damage was contained to a kitchen and laundry room area of one side, though the other did have damage from smoke and water sprayed during efforts to douse the blaze.
No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remained under investigation, officials said. Forty-three firefighters had the blaze under control by 1:05 p.m., the department said.
• The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a cutting in the 1400 block of Lincoln Avenue in Marrero about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. The male victim had non-life threatening injuries, the Sheriff's Office said.
• New Orleans police arrested two women accused of stabbing men in separate domestic arguments on Tuesday.
Police allege Laura Fox, 27, used a knife to stab a 27-year-old man while they argued in the 4700 block of Francis Drive in New Orleans East about 5:55 a.m. He was taken to an area hospital, and she was arrested on suspicion of aggravated battery, police said.
Meanwhile, police allege Iesha Mosley, 25, used an ink pen to stab a 35-year-old man during an argument in the 4000 block of Louisa Street in Gentilly about 6:55 p.m. She, too, was booked on suspicion of aggravated battery, police said.
• At least four rape cases were reported to New Orleans police on Tuesday, police said.
About 5:05 a.m. in the 3700 block of Garden Oaks Drive in Algiers, a woman reported she was raped by an unknown man, police said.
A woman in the 2400 block of Hudson Place in Algiers about 10:45 a.m. reported she was raped by a man she knew, and a similar report under a separate case number was received from that block about an hour later, police said. Police didn't say whether the reports were made by the same woman or different woman.
Then, in the 2400 block of South Robertson Street in Central City about 6:25 p.m., an underage girl reported she was raped by a boy she knew, police said.
• An infant boy suffered a right temporal bone fracture in his skull after his mother threw him at his father during an argument in Terrytown, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office told WVUE-TV on Tuesday.
Heidy Rios, 24, was jailed Friday on suspicion of cruelty to a juvenile. WVUE-TV said her child is three weeks old.
The infant's dad took the boy to a local hospital Thursday. The station said the boy's condition wasn't available.