New Orleans — The relentless tide of gun violence that has swamped the city in the past month continued Monday night as New Orleans police investigated five different shootings that left six men wounded.
Police say the first incident was reported at about 6:40 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Liberty Street. An unidentified man said he was walking down the street when he heard gunshots and began running. The victim then realized he had been shot in the foot.
About four hours later, another man reported walking in the 600 block of South Pierce Street while talking on his wireless phone. The victim said three men, one of them armed, walked up to him, and the armed man began shooting. The victim was struck once in the leg.
Fifteen minutes after that shooting, police were called to the intersection of General Ogden and Olive streets where they found a man with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Police were responding to a report of a suspicious person when they found that victim. No other information was released on the shooting.
The violence continued at 10:51 p.m. when police investigated a double shooting in the 1900 block of Pauger Street. Two men said they were standing on the sidewalk when a gray vehicle pulled up and the driver fired several shots at them. One man was wounded in the leg, and the other was wounded in the neck.
The final shooting was reported in the 2500 block of Conti Street about 10 minutes after the shooting on Pauger Street. In that incident, the victim told police he was walking to visit a friend when an unknown man approached him at the intersection of Conti and North Dorgenois streets.
The shooter was wearing a hat and green sweatshirt, the victim said. The man opened fire as he approached the victim from behind and struck him in the leg.