New Orleans — An armed robbery in the French Quarter Monday morning left a man shot and police searching for three unidentified men.
Police said a 43-year-old man was shot in the shoulder around 4:25 a.m. near the intersection of Chartres Street and Dumaine Street. The man was walking with two women after they’d been dropped off by a taxi, said Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman.
The victims said that three men walked up to them from behind, and one of them waved a handgun. That robber demanded cash, and when the male victim tried to knock his gun away, he was shot in the right shoulder, according to Flot. The three men fled on foot toward Bourbon Street, and the victim was taken to a local hospital in stable condition.
Police said nothing was stolen in the incident.
On Friday, police investigated two other shootings, one in Gentilly and the other in eastern New Orleans.
The first incident was reported around 11:44 a.m. in the 2200 block of Industry Street. Police said a 25-year-old man was found shot in the back in the side yard of a church in the neighborhood. No other information was released.
Around 10:47 p.m., police said a bouncer at a nightclub in the 3900 block of Downman Road was shot. The 41-year-old man said he got into a fight with an unidentified man at the club. The shooter retrieved a gun and then shot the bouncer in the chest and arm before fleeing the scene.
Police also investigated an incident where a man shot himself in the head around 6:33 p.m. Sunday. In that incident, the victim was playing Russian Roulette in the 2100 block of Robin Street, according to police report. He later died.
It was not immediately clear who else was involved in the incident.