Three people hurt in the crossfire during a shootout in the Central Business District on Sunday have been released from the hospital, New Orleans Police said.
Two victims remain hospitalized as of Monday afternoon, police said: A 17-year-old woman underwent surgery after a gunshot wound to the left leg. A 34-year-old man is in critical, but stable condition after being shot in the left arm and upper abdomen. He also underwent surgery.
“Our hearts go out to the victims wounded last night, two of whom required surgery," Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement. "We are closely monitoring the victims and staying in contact with their families. They matter. Their lives matter. Investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing."
The man who entered into a shootout with law enforcement officers before being fatally shot on Sunday evening has been identified as Reginald …
The three victims who were released are a 37-year-old man and a 33-year-old man who were shot once each in the left shoulder and right elbow, respectively, and a 32-year-old man who was shot in the right hip.
The five victims were hurt after law enforcement officers approached a possible armed robbery suspect and a shootout ensued near Tulane Avenue and Elk Place. The man involved in the shootout, who multiple law enforcement sources identified as Reginald Bursey, was fatally shot in the 1400 block of Tulane Avenue.
The bystanders were located at a bus stop in the area. No officers were hurt.
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A violent weekend in the New Orleans area left seven people dead in eight separate shootings reported around the metro area.