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18 Feb 2019 | 03:23 AM UTC

US: One killed, four wounded in downtown New Orleans shooting February 17

United States of America News Alert

One dead and four wounded in shooting in the Central Business District of New Orleans (Louisiana) on February 17; road closures and heavy police presence reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/17/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/17/2019, 11:59 PM (America/Chicago). COUNTRY/REGION New Orleans


At least one person was killed and four others injured in a shooting in downtown New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday evening (local time), February 17. Four people were reportedly injured, including three with gunshot wounds, in the Central Business District around 18:45. The incident occurred near Canal Street and Elk Place. Minutes later, police reportedly engaged in shootout nearby with the suspected gunman, resulting in the suspect's death. A heavy police presence is reported in the area, including at Tulane University Medical Center, and localized road closures are in effect. As of 19:40, buses and streetcars were not serving the area.


Six other shootings were reported on Saturday, February 16, and Sunday, February 17, in the New Orleans area, resulting in five deaths.


Individuals in New Orleans are advised to monitor the situation, remain vigilant for criminal activity, adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, and anticipate transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the shooting.


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