NEWORLEANS-- A violent weekend in New Orleans saw 16 people shot and five people killed. So far, 90 people have been murdered in 2014 -- two less than at the same time last year.
The spate of violence in the city ended in the Lower 9th Ward Sunday night when someone opened fire on a group of people gathered on a porch in the 5400 Burgundy Street.
The Burgundy street shooting left two people dead -- 16-year-old Jasmine Anderson and an unidentified male victim -- and five others injured in the hail of bullets. Three of the victims -- a mother and her two children, a 2-year-old shot in the eye and a 4-year-old shot in the head -- are in critical condition.Two others were also injured in the shooting, a 37-year-old was treated and released and a 13-year-old victim remains under evaluation.
Since Thursday, six people have been murdered in New Orleans -- all of the victims were shot.
Two men were fatally shot in separate incidents Thursday.
The violence started around 9 a.m. Thursday when an unidentified man was fatally shot inside a vehicle at an apartment complex in the 6800 block of Parc Brittany Boulebard. Twenty-nine-year-old Linwood Pooler was fatally shot several hours later in Hollygrove. Around 10:45 p.m., Pooler was shot near the intersection of Heaton and General Ogden streets. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Friday evening, just before 5 p.m., two men, ages 23 and 66, were shot in eastern New Orleans. They were standing at the corner in the 4200 Dale Street when someone drove up in a vehicle, opened fire and shot the two men.
Early Saturday, around 3:30 a.m., two men, ages unknown, were found by police inside a Toyota Corolla on Interstate 10 East near the Crowder Boulevard exit. The men had been shot multiple times and were pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.
Late Saturday, three people were shot in two separate incidents.
Just after 11 p.m., a 25-year-old man was shot in Gentilly Terrace in the 2400 block of Lavender Street. According to a police report, the man was sitting in the front room of a home when he heard gunshots. He ran to the back of the home, where he realized he had been shot. The victim was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition. Less than an hour later, two men were shot in Central City in the 3400 block of Erato Street, according to police.
The violence carried over into Sunday, as one man was shot and another died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound as a weekend trip for four men to the French Quarter ended in tragedy Sunday morning at Westin Hotel at Canal Place.
The mass shooting on Burgundy in the Lower 9th Ward capped the violent stretch.
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