"By Monday morning the volume of tips really increased," Darlene Cusanza, executive director for Crimestoppers, said.
"We got names. We did get possible locations, sightings of the individuals. We knew at that time that there was probably more then one shooter from the information," Cusanza said.
Through Crimestoppers, Cusanza says surveillance footage, cell phone images and a flurry of tips helped investigators track down Akein Scott, his brother Shawn and four alleged accomplices.
"That's what law enforcement did; they looked at all of those photos, individualized and pulled people out one by one in the frames to see if we could ID them," Cusanza said.
On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Mitch Landrieu thanked the public for its help. "It cannot be said enough, the people of New Orleans have made this happen, quite frankly, because we as a community have said enough is enough."
Since the shooting, ProjectNOLA says it has started working with property owners in the 7th Ward neighborhood to install more crime cameras.
The group says because not everyone in their neighborhood can afford crime cameras a special on-line fund through Project Nola has been set up. If you'd like to make a donation, click here.