A man said he was shot four times as he and five other people fell victim to a hail of gunfire Thursday evening in Gentilly.
The youngest victim was a 4-year-old boy, he said, according to a report from WWL-TV.
Henry Randolph said he was shot four times — in the arm, back and buttocks — as a family and friends were sitting on a porch just before 8 p.m. in the 3600 block of Franklin Avenue.
"I didn't see nothing," Randolph said to WWL-TV. "The next thing I know, I'm lying down on the ground. My stepson is right next to me. He's shot too. Before you know it, three more people were shot. Even the kid."
Of the six victims, three were females aged 29, 31 and 55; the other two adult victims were men aged 30 and 68
NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said on Thursday that there may have been more than one shooter, but a motive was unclear. Five of the victims were listed in stable condition.
Randolph said his stepson was in surgery on Friday after the gunfire erupted from an unknown vehicle.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu called the incident "another tragic and senseless and completely unacceptable situation," and said the family members were traumatized by the event.
For the full report from WWL-TV, click here.