NOPD: Youth killed in Mid-City ‘teen club’

A 17-year-old boy was killed and two other teenagers were wounded in a shooting early Sunday morning at an “unlicensed teen club,” according to Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department.

Robertson said the incident happened shortly after midnight at the Club Whatever Dance School in the 800 block of North Broad Street.

Witnesses told police they were attending a party inside the club when the shooting began.

When officers arrived, they found the 17-year-old suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

He was later identified as Charles Gilbert by John Gagliano, chief investigator for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.

The other victims were a 15-year-old girl who suffered a graze wound to the body and an 18-year-old woman who was shot in the ankle.

Both are listed in stable condition, Robertson said.

Homicide Detective Andrew Waldron is in charge of the investigation.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Man found shot to death Sunday morning

An unidentified man was shot to death Sunday morning in the Florida neighborhood, according to Officer Frank Robertson, a spokesman for the Police Department.

Robertson said the man’s body was found about 8 a.m. at Montegut and North Miro streets.

He had multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

Kenner police make arrest following fatal accident

The Kenner Police Department arrested an 84-year-old Kenner man in connection with an accident in which a pedestrian was killed about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 3800 block of Williams Boulevard.

Richard Gallois was driving a 2003 Lexus 300 northbound on Williams when he struck Jacoba Velasquez Gomez, 60, of Kenner, who was crossing the roadway, police said.

The intersection does not have an established crosswalk or any traffic-control device.

Gomez was tossed onto the hood of Gallois’ vehicle and into the front windshield.

She died at the scene.

Gallois stopped briefly but drove away, making a U-turn at 39th Street and passing the accident scene again as he traveled south on Williams. He and his attorney contacted Kenner police at 10 p.m. to report his involvement in the death.

Gallois was booked on a count of felony hit-and-run involving a fatality. He remained in custody Sunday, with no bail set.

Anyone who witnessed the fatal crash is asked to call Kenner police Officer Patrick Gallagher at (504) 712-2257.

Motorcyclist killed in Marigny accident

A 45-year-old male motorcyclist died in an accident just after 1 a.m. at St. Claude and Franklin avenues, New Orleans police said.

The cyclist was traveling east on St. Claude when he ran a traffic light and collided with a black Acura was traveling westbound on Franklin.

The cyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the Acura was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

No charges have been filed.

Fatality investigator Richard Blackman is in charge of the investigation.

Two men reported shot on Pauger Street

Two men were shot just before midnight Saturday in the 2100 block of Pauger Street, said Officer Frank Robertson, a New Orleans Police Department spokesman.

Both victims were taken to a hospital, where they were listed in stable condition.

Police did not release any further information.

Police say ‘high’ driver opens fire at passenger

A New Orleans man opened fire on the passenger in his car Saturday afternoon while driving on the West Bank Expressway, Gretna police said.

The police said both men were high on mojo, a type of synthetic marijuana, when they got into an argument.

Tony Braud, 28, then pulled out a machine gun and started shooting at the passenger.

The passenger jumped out and Braud chased after him, continuing to shoot.

Several of the bullets struck four passing cars, causing a crash, police said.

The driver of one of the four vehicles called police after exiting the expressway at Lafayette Street. The vehicle’s windows had been shot out, police said, and one person in the car suffered a graze wound from the shooting and was taken to a hospital.

One other person suffered a minor injury.

Gretna police arrived on the scene almost immediately and arrested Braud.

Officers said they recovered a gun he tossed over the edge of the expressway moments before they arrived.

Police said they could not find the passenger in Braud’s car who ran from the scene.

They said there were no signs he was shot while inside the car but it was not clear if he was shot while trying to get away.

WWL-TV reported that Gretna police said Braud was a career criminal with a lengthy record. Currently on probation, he now faces new counts of aggravated battery, traffic violations and being a felon in possession of a firearm.