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NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

AP  |  New Orleans 

The Police Department was investigating the shooting deaths of two men night just a couple of miles from activities earlier in the day.

said last night that five people were shot before driving to a in the 5100 block of St Claude Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward.

The victims were on a nearby street when multiple suspects opened fire on them, Washington said.

media report that the shooting started at a house party a few blocks away from the

The body of the victim who died on the scene could be seen in the back of a red sedan at about 3.22 kilometers from where revelers gathered for Fat celebrations.

Another victim was transported to the hospital by emergency services and died there. Three other victims were transported to the hospital in private vehicles. She said authorities did not have a motive at this The names and ages of the victims were not released.

Police cars with lights flashing were arrayed around the gas station and yellow police tape had been strung up to keep bystanders away. Dozens of people gathered on the median, looking on as the police conducted their investigation.

Many of the bystanders wore outfits in colors of yellow, purple and green in a reminder that the festive holiday comes to a close evening.

Two shootings earlier Tuesday near the traditional parade route left two people wounded and one dead, Police said.

The first shooting happened about 3:15 pm said one man was shot in the head and was in critical condition. Another, a juvenile boy, was shot in the leg and his condition was stable.

said a second shooting happened during a fight that broke out. A man who police believe was shot twice was rushed to the hospital. He later died from his injuries.

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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 12:45 IST