Seven people were hospitalized, including a 3-year-old boy who suffered a hand wound, after five separate shooting incidents throughout the day Thursday, New Orleans police said.
Two shootings were reported Thursday evening, the first occurring about 11 p.m., the NOPD said. A 19-year-old man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the 2100 block of N. Rocheblave Street. The man said he was walking in the area when three men approached and began shooting before fleeing in a black jeep.
A double shooting occurred minutes later in Gentilly. A 22-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were both shot about 11:36 p.m. in the 2200 block of Humanity Street, according to the NOPD. The pair said they were sitting inside a vehicle when a man drove up, exited his vehicle and began firing.
A teen was arrested hours earlier in an unrelated shooting incident after allegedly firing a gun into the air near the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Calliope Street as a parade passed.
New Orleans police on Thursday night arrested a 16-year-old boy on allegations that he fired bullets into the air near the corner of St. Charl…
No one was injured in the incident, but the shots caused screaming people to run from the scene.
Two additional shootings were reported Thursday afternoon.
A 58-year-old man was shot about 2:45 p.m. in the Lower 9th Ward, near the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Lizardi Street, the NOPD said. The man said he was standing at a bus stop when shots were fired. He said he got on the bus and rode to his home in St. Bernard Parish before he realized he'd been shot.
Hours earlier, two males -- 16 and 33 -- were robbed at gunpoint in St. Roch, with the teen also being shot. The incident occurred about 11:30 a.m. near the intersection of N. Roman Street and St. Roch Avenue.
The pair told police they were doing construction in the area when an armed man approached and demanded money. The armed men then struck the 33-year-old man before shooting. The man and teen were transported to an area hospital in stable condition, the NOPD said.
No suspect has yet been identified in any of the incident; there was no indication any of the shootings were related.
In other matters handled by local law enforcement:
• Debra Krom, 36, of Texas, was charged by federal prosecutors in New Orleans on Friday on allegations that she took part in a telephone scam targeting elderly people who were falsely told they had won a lottery and could collect their winnings by sending money to a Jamaican national named Andre Bowyer.
• There was another robbery and robbery attempted investigated by New Orleans police on Thursday evening.
About 7:20 p.m. in the 3900 block of Peoples Avenue in Gentilly, a man wielding a gun demanded money from a 28-year-old woman. The man fled after the woman said she didn't have anything.
About 8:10 p.m. in the 2600 block of North Robertson Street in the St. Claude neighborhood, a man in a car wielding a revolver reached through the drive-thru window of a Burger King restaurant, grabbed money out of the cash drawer and fled, police said.
• About 7:45 a.m. Thursday, a 33-year-old woman's boyfriend forced his way into her home in the 2600 block of Gravier Street in Mid-City, shoved her and caused a cut to her cheek, New Orleans police said.
Bowyer has previously pleaded guilty in the case and received a 6 1/2-year prison sentence.
• New Orleans police on Friday said they are looking for a man suspected of participating in a gun battle that left two people wounded in the Lower 9th Ward last year.
Richard Green, 28, is wanted on counts of illegal discharge of a weapon during a crime of violence and illegally possessing a gun as a convicted felon in connection with a shootout that occurred about 4:25 p.m. on Dec. 19 at the corner of Tennessee and Urquhart streets. Two men were wounded in the incident.
Staff writer Ramon Antonio Vargas contributed to this report.