Video: Pulling car traps at the New Orleans East gas station
While walking from the gas station to the pump, the gunman opened fire on a car in the parking lot before leaving.
NEW ORLEANS – After the shooting early Sunday morning in the Saint-Roch neighborhood and before the shooting in Canal and Bourbon streets, sparks flew as shots missed the people they had been shot at in front of a New Orleans East gas station.
Footage shows a person exiting the gas station at around 2:17 a.m. before shooting a black car with at least two passengers.
A police spokesperson said no injuries were reported.
A third car appeared to be caught in the crossfire. Surveillance video shows silver sedan backing up and entering a parking spot
The gunman was walking towards a car parked near one of the station’s gas pumps when he opened fire.
At the corner of Hayne Boulevard and Bullard Avenue, Family Ranch is open 24/7, providing residents of New Orleans East with a nearby source of groceries, fast food, and other produce.
Officers from the New Orleans Police Department were dispatched to the scene of the shooting, according to a statement from the NOPD’s public affairs division.
WWLTV.com learned of the shoot at 3 a.m. when Family Ranch staff called WWLTV.
Less than 12 hours before the shooting at Family Ranch – around 3:45 p.m. Saturday – a victim was shot and wounded about a quarter of a mile away in the 7600 block of Bullard Avenue.
Paramedics from the New Orleans Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene and took the victim to hospital for treatment. The victim was shot in the arm.
Using the Twitter handle @ nicole370, a person claiming to be a spectator during Saturday’s shooting thanked an NOPD detective for bringing her to safety.
“Thanks NOPD and a special thanks to the detective who got me off the scene,” Nicole’s agent 51 Landry said in a Tweet. “I don’t know the detective’s name, but I was the panicked lady at the scene that you calmed down a bit to safety.”
As NOPD investigators continue to search for clues at the scenes and speak to people who may have known, seen or heard anything to find out who opened fire on the victims and why, investigations fall far short of the mark. ‘be completed, but the police said they were ready to do so. hear from people with information.
Anyone wishing to share information that may assist police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll free at 1.877.903.7867
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