NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department superintendent said the horrific shooting at a Lower 9th Ward house, where two people were killed and five others injured, was not a random shooting.
He said all but one of the victims were innocent bystanders, and he believes the motive involves drugs and guns.
You can see pictures of 33-year-old Terrence McBride and 18-year-old Jasmine Anderson near the site of the shooting Monday. Both died on the scene.
Police believe McBride was the target, and the six other victims were just innocent bystanders.
Police say McBride was carrying a gun illegally Sunday night, and records show he was arrested earlier this year, suspected of dealing heroin and Oxycodone.
NOPD Superintendent Ronal Serpas said the 5th District was doing some narcotics-related work in that area of town.
As for the five victims who were injured, three remain in critical condition. They are a mother and her 2-year-old and 4-year-old children.
Two others, a 13-year-old and 37-year-old, have been released from the hospital.
Police say they're investigating evidence collected from the crime scene as tips continue to come in.
Serpas hopes this terrible crime serves as a wake-up call to others engaged in a high-risk lifestyle.
'When you're a young man who has been arrested for a felon in possession of a firearm and arrested for narcotics drug dealing, you put yourself at significant risk of injury and death, and in this case, put others at injury of risk and death,' Serpas said. 'And that's just the sad, simple truth of what most of what happened last night on Burgundy Street.'
Police say the shooter pulled up in a dark-colored car.
If you have any information, police are asking you to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111. You don't have to leave your name, and the reward has been doubled $5,000.