2 Dead, 5 Wounded, Including 2 And 4-Year Old In Drive-By shooting

Date 2014/8/11 4:19:19 | Topic: News

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Two young children, ages 2 and 4, are among the critically injured following a deadly Sunday night shooting in the Lower Ninth Ward.
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Police say that several men opened fire on a group of people, speeding away from the scene in their vehicle. The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday in the 5400 block of Burgundy Street.

The mass shooting left two dead. Officers say an 18-year-old female and an unidentified male were pronounced dead at the scene.

Five additional victims were transported to the hospital. Police say among the victims are a 2-year-old boy and a 4-year-old boy. Officers say both children are in critical condition. A third unidentified female is also in critical condition, according to authorities.

Police say that a 13-year-old girl and 37-year-old woman are listed in stable condition.

According to witnesses, a dark colored vehicle occupied by several black males drove up and opened fire on the victims. Witnesses say the suspects fled the scene at a high rate of speed.

If you have any information that could help police, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.



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