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Three dead, seven injured in New Orleans shooting – Cops hunt for two hooded gunmen who opened fire into a crowd outside a strip mall Saturday night

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At least three dead and seven injured after Two hooded gunmen opened fire at a strip mall in New Orleans , Louisiana Saturday night 
Cops said suspects, one armed with a rifle, the other a handgun fired shots into a crowd, killing three and injuring seven people
Suspects then fled the scene on foot
Two of the victims were men and one was a woman – two victims died on the scene and were found in the strip mall parking lot.
The third victim was found dead a few blocks away on Louisiana Avenue
Authorities said one of the injured victims has been listed in critical condition
Police ‘believe the [assailants] actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds’
Five males and two females injured, were rushed to the hospital, where one victimis kisted in critical condition, other six victims were listed in various conditions, but none is believed to be ‘life-threatening
No suspect has been arrested and the investigation is ongoing, police unsure if the attack was ‘gang-related’
Members of affected family weep and comfort each other 1.JPGWeeping family members and friends comfort each other after a shooting spree leaves three dead in New Orleans on Saturday night

Three people have been killed and seven others injured following a shooting in New Orleans, Louisiana on Saturday night
Police spokesman Aaron Looney said in a statement that the shooting happened on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about three miles from the French Quarter.
According to authorities, two people wearing hooded-style clothing approached a large crowd in a strip mall around 8.30pm Saturday, then proceeded to fire into the mass of people.

The suspects fired shots ‘indiscriminately’ into the crowd.
New Orleans police superintendent Michael Harrison told reporters late Saturday night: ‘We believe they actually stood over one of the individuals and fired multiple rounds.
‘This has to be personal. Firing indiscriminately into a crowd? Shooting 10 people? Killing three? That’s personal, it doesn’t get more personal and we take it personal, whoever did this, you should know that the law enforcement takes it personal and we’re coming for you,’ Harrison added.
New Orleans police said one suspect was armed with rifle and the other had a handgun.
The suspects then fled the scene on foot northbound on South Claiborne Avenue toward Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard.
Two of the victims were men and one was a woman. Two victims died on the scene and were found in the strip mall parking lot. The third victim was found dead a few blocks away on Louisiana Avenue, according to the station.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the victims’ names, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Three dead in New Orleans shooting 1.JPGInvestigators gather evidence and information to identify the individuals responsible in this incident, as well as a motive

Two of the victims were men and one was a woman. Two victims died on the scene and were found in the strip mall parking lot. A third victim was found dead a few blocks away on Louisiana Avenue. No suspect has been arrested. Investigators are pictured at the scene

The injured victims were rushed to the hospital, where one victim remains in critical condition. The seven victims have only been identified as five males and two females.
Authorities said the other six victims were listed in various conditions, but none were believed to be ‘life-threatening’.
Photos of the scene showed devastated family members and friends hugging as they cried in each other’s arms.
One woman was seen being consoled by another woman as she sat in the middle of a blocked off street.

Members of affected family weep and comfort each other 3.JPG Two victims died on the scene and were found in the strip mall parking lot. A woman was seen screaming in horror after learning that her loved one was shot dead
Police find third victim of New Orleans shooting 1.JPGCops attend to the body of the third victim, who was found dead a few blocks away on Louisiana Avenue.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement: ‘There is no place in New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, & we have had more than enough.
‘Three more lives – gone. It has to end. It’s unacceptable anywhere.’
No suspect is in custody. Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the individuals responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.
It’s unclear if the attack was ‘gang-related’.
Police are asking anyone with information on the fatal shooting to call Homicide dept detectives at 504-658-5300.

 

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