Police are investigating a rash of non-fatal, violent incidents in a seven-hour period between Sunday night and early Monday, including multiple shootings, a home invasion and a domestic dispute stabbing, a police spokesman said.
Police say there doesn’t appear to be any connection between the incidents, the first of which was a shooting that Sgt. Don Kelly said occurred around 7:40 p.m. at a house at 1763 Snipe St.
Somebody, possibly more than one person, shot into the house and struck a 60-year-old woman in the abdomen, Kelly said. The woman was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, Kelly said.
An 11-year-old girl also suffered a minor wound to the face, either from a bullet or flying debris, but was not taken to a hospital, Kelly said.
Police have no motives or suspect descriptions but are following leads in the case, Kelly said.
About an hour and a half later, around 9 p.m., police were called to a domestic dispute between a 52-year-old man and 51-year-old woman who live together at 1255 W. Roosevelt St., Kelly said.
The man grabbed a butcher knife during a fight, and both were stabbed in the ensuing struggle, Kelly said.
The woman was cut several times, including the chest, and the man was cut in the arm, Kelly said. Both were taken to a hospital.
The man, Roderick Fountain, was booked into Parish Prison on one count each of attempted second-degree murder and domestic abuse battery, booking records show.
Around 10:50 p.m., police found a 40-year-old shooting victim in the 2600 block of Tanner Street, Kelly said.
Police believe two men were standing in the 2700 block of Curtis Street fighting about money, when one pulled out a gun and shot the other, Kelly said. The victim likely ran to Tanner Street until he collapsed from his injuries.
The victim was hit three times and was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening, Kelly said.
Police have a possible identification of the suspect in the shooting and may make an arrest soon, Kelly said.
The first of Monday’s shootings, which occurred during a home invasion, happened around 12:45 a.m. at an apartment complex on 12254 La Margie Ave., Kelly said.
A man was walking to his upstairs apartment when two men followed him to the unit and put a gun to the back of his head, Kelly said.
The men forced their way into the apartment and robbed the man and other people inside, Kelly said.
The man the robbers had initially followed tried to escape through a window, but fell to the ground and hurt his back, Kelly said.
The robbers also shot a 22-year-old man, one of those who had been inside the apartment, in the buttocks, Kelly said. Both men were taken to a hospital.
The robbers stole a key to one of the victim’s cars, a Toyota, and fled in the vehicle, which police have since recovered, Kelly said.
One of the suspects was described as a light-skinned black man with dreadlocks wearing a white tank top and white pants. The second man was described as a dark-skinned black man wearing a black T-shirt and shorts, Kelly said.
More than an hour later, at 2 a.m., a 15-year-old male was walking in the 2600 block of Laurel Street when a dark-colored truck pulled up and someone inside the truck shot at him, Kelly said.
The victim was taken to a hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, Kelly said.
Police do not have any suspects or motives, but the victim had been arrested a week earlier and had told police he had been shot in the arm a few days prior, Kelly said.
Police have no indication any of the incidents are connected, Kelly said.
“That many (major incidents) in a short period of time is unusual — it’s not unheard of,” Kelly said.
Kelly also noted that the incidents occurred in areas spread out around the city.
Anyone with any information about any of these incidents is asked to call police at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-STOP.