New Orleans police released additional details about two shootings reported Sunday.
The first occurred about 2 p.m. at the corner of Roy Street and Hammond Highway in Lakeview. A 36-year-old man and 40-year-old woman were shot by someone in a car that pulled up next to the two victims. Paramedics took both victims to the hospital for treatment.
About 6:30 p.m. in the 8000 block of Gervais Street in New Orleans East, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg while riding in a car by someone in another car that pulled up next to the victim, police said. The victim took a private ride to the hospital.
In other matters recently handled by local authorities:
• New Orleans police on Monday launched a new class of training academy recruits. The class counts on 33 recruits, 10 of whom are military veterans. They will seek to earn their way into a field training program that will then lead to their becoming full-fledged officers.
• A 33-year-old man surrendered his phone and wallet to another man who approached him wielding a knife about 2 a.m. Monday at the corner of Canal and South Rocheblave streets in Mid-City.
• New Orleans firefighters doused a three-alarm fire in Gentilly about 11:45 p.m. Sunday. The fire spread to the attic of a single two-story, wood framed home, causing its roof to cave in. Nearly 60 firefighters were called out to prevent the fire from spreading to nearby homes. There were no injuries, and the cause of the blaze remained under investigation.