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New Orleans shooting kills three and injures seven

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New Orleans shooting
A
shooting in New Orleans killed 3 people and injured 7 others on
Saturday night


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  • Two men and a woman were killed in a shooting in New
    Orleans on Saturday evening. 
  • Police said the shooting is believed to be gang related
    and one of the men killed was an intended
    target. 
  • Officials have not named the suspects, who remain on
    the run, but said one of them was armed with a pistol and the
    other was armed with a long gun.

Two men and a woman were killed and seven other people were
injured in a mass shooting in New Orleans on Saturday.

Police believe the shooting that took place outside a strip mall
around 8:30 p.m. may have been gang related, and the two suspects
are still on the run. 

City police spokesman Aaron Looney said in a statement that the
happened on Claiborne Avenue, about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers)
from the French Quarter.

Sources in law enforcement told
The Advocate
that the victims included 30-year-old Jeremiah
Lee and 38-year-old Kurshaw “Twin” Jackson. The woman has not
been identified.

Police Chief Michael Harrison said one of the seven people
injured was in critical condition and the others didn’t appear to
have life-threatening injuries. None of the injured victims have
been named by police.

Looney revealed to local news outlets that evidence suggests the
shooting was releated to gang violence. 

A department press release said one of the men killed in the
shooting was the intended target. Police said two suspects stood
over the man and shot him multiple times. 

The Advocate reported that Lee was the main target in the
shooting and was believed to be an associate of the 3NG street
gang from Central City.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell said in a statement: “There is no place in
New Orleans for this kind of violence. I speak for everyone in
our City when I say we are disgusted, we are infuriated, & we
have had more than enough. Three more lives — gone. It has to
end. It’s unacceptable anywhere.”

Officials have not named the suspects, who remain on the run, but
said one of them was armed with a pistol and the other was armed
with a long gun. 

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