NEW ORLEANS -- There are new developments in a deadly quintuple shooting that erupted at a 10-year-old's birthday party in Central City last spring. After making one arrest, the NOPD is now looking for a person of interest in the case.
"You see signs on the neutral ground saying: 'I want to grow up' or 'enough is enough,' and I think signs like that are extremely powerful and I think that's kind of the sentiment of the entire City actually," said Luke's House Clinic Executive Director Lisa Lynde.
Those same signs sit blocks away from where gunfire erupted outside a child's birthday party on Simon Bolivar Boulevard last May. The crime scene unfolded not far from where Luke's House Clinic had just opened its doors.
"Something I've been concerned with and the organization has been concerned with is keeping those volunteers safe," said Lynde, who is in charge of an organization comprised of volunteers delivering healthcare to the medically underserved.
Caught in the crossfire and killed on May 29 was 5-year-old Brianna Allen attending her cousin's party and 33-year-old Shawanna "Nonnie" Pierce, who was hit by a stray bullet while driving by in her car. Police say three others were also injured.
Since then, one arrest has been made, and now police are searching for 22-year-old Gary Magee.
"We need to talk to him at this time. He's simply a person of interest and we believe he may have information that might help us resolve more aspects of this case that is still outstanding," said NOPD Homicide Detective Sgt. Nicholas Gernon.
The NOPD says three or four people may have been involved in last May's quintuple shooting based on surveillance video of the getaway car. Police believe Magee might help detectives advance the case.
"He does have active warrants on him for unrelated incidents from failure to appear in court for drug and weapons violations," said Gernon said.
While NOPD detectives try to track down those responsible for cutting two innocent lives short, one volunteer-run clinic in the heart of Central City's continued violence says its built a home where it needs to be.
"This is a neighborhood desperately in need and is frequently overlooked and bypassed strictly because of the violence in the neighborhood," said Lynde.
Eyewitness News spoke with relatives of 5-year-old Brianna Allen who declined to be interviewed on-camera. However, relatives say they're glad detectives are still working the case.
If you have information on Magee's whereabouts call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.