Clues sought in Covington shootings, and other metro New Orleans police news

Clues sought in Covington shootings

Covington police are still searching for clues in two apparently unrelated shootings last week.

“We are getting a bunch of stuff come in,” Capt. Jack West said. “Hopefully some it will help.”

Detectives were sifting through tips to determine which were legitimate, West said.

The victim in the second of the two shootings, an undentified 26-year-old man who had been shot in the face, has been released from the hospital, but was not cooperating with detectives, West said.

Police do not believe either of the shootings was a random event.

In the first incident, a 19-year-old woman was shot in the leg near West 32nd Avenue and North Filmore Street around midnight Wednesday.

She was treated and released.

Detectives believe the second incident was drug-related. Drugs were found at the scene near Lobelia Alley and Purslane, but West refused last week to specify the drugs found.

Anyone with any information about either shooting is asked to call (985) 892-8500. A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

Deputies find pair of wounded pit bulls

Washington Parish deputies are looking for whoever shot two pit bulls and dumped the wounded dogs near Pico Road and La. 25, according to police.

The animals were left at the intersection, a common dumping ground for trash and unwanted pets, around 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

The dogs were euthanized by deputies.

The Humane Society of Louisiana and the Tangi Humane Society have jointly offered a $750 reward for information leading to an arrest an conviction in the case.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Humane Society of Louisiana at (888) 6 HUMANE, or the Tangi Humane Society at (985) 351-0181.

Algiers man shot in the head on Friday

A man was found Friday night in Algiers with a gunshot wound to his head, New Orleans police said.

Officers who responded about 7:30 p.m. to a shooting in the 1700 block of Elizardi Boulevard found the man, who was either 26 or 27, with a single gunshot wound to his head.

Paramedics rushed him to a local hospital.

His condition was not available. Police did not provide any information on a suspect or motive.

Compiled by
the New Orleans bureau