July 29, 2018 A manhunt continues on Sunday for two gunmen in the deadly mass shooting outside a bar and restaurant in New Orleans Saturday night that killed three people and injured seven others. Police are asking any witnesses to last night’s shooting to contact NOPD immediately.
New Orleans Police Chief Michael Harrison told reporters during a press conference that two people in hooded sweatshirts opened fire indiscriminately into a large crowd in front of Chicken & Watermelon restaurant on Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans.
New Orleans Police spokesman, Aaron Looney said in a statement the shooting occurred Saturday night on the 3400 block of Claiborne Avenue, about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) from the French Quarter. Two men and one woman were killed in the shooting. According to a Times-Picayune report, five men and two women were transported to area hospitals in “varying degrees of condition, some more critical than others,” according to New Orleans EMS Director Dr. Emily Nichols.
Law enforcement officials say the two suspected gunmen armed with a rifle and a handgun fled the scene on foot toward Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Saturday night.
New Orleans Police have not commented on a motive in Saturday night’s mass shooting, but there are unconfirmed reports the shooting was gang related.
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Cynthia Hodges holds a M.A. in Political Science from NEIU in Chicago, Illinois and a Post-Grad Professional Certificate in Disaster and Terrorism Management from University of North Carolina -Chapel Hill. In addition to a successful writing career, Cynthia is in the process of writing a book on the role of private security guards as first responders in the post 9/11 America. "My career has been a balance of security and education, and my passion for Homeland Security while protecting individual's Constitutional rights has grown as a result of the two."