New Orleans area police briefs for May 17, 2013

Drive-by shooting wounds teenager

A 17-year-old New Orleans boy was wounded Wednesday afternoon after unknown assailants opened fire on him from a vehicle in the St. Roch neighborhood.

The incident was reported around 6:26 p.m. near the intersection of North Derbigny and Painters streets. Police said the victim was standing outside when an unknown vehicle approached him, and someone inside began shooting. The victim was wounded in the buttocks.

Bicyclist, 8, hit, listed in critical condition

An 8-year-old boy remains in critical condition after being struck by a truck while riding his bicycle near Gretna.

Col. John Fortunato, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, said the boy remained hospitalized after the accident. Authorities still have not released many details on the incident, which happened near the intersection of Belle Chasse Highway and Wall Boulevard shortly after 4:30 p.m. near a grocery store.

Police say argument ends in stabbing

An argument between two women in Harvey ended with one of them being stabbed Wednesday, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Rachel Variste, 33, was booked with aggravated second degree battery, according to an arrest report. Variste is accused of stabbing a woman in the neck and shoulder outside an apartment near her home on Alex Kornman Boulevard.

The report states the two women had an argument that escalated into a fight, and then Variste stabbed the victim.

Deputies investigate nonfatal shooting

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting Thursday afternoon in Terrytown.

Details are scarce, but deputies reported that they found an unidentified man shot in the 1000 block of Wilber Court shortly after 12:30 p.m.

The victim’s injuries were not deemed life-threatening.

Compiled by the
New Orleans bureau