NEW ORLEANS — Two people were shot on I-10 West near Tulane Avenue, NOPD officials said.
The shooting was reported shortly after 6 a.m. near mile marker 234, which is close to the intersection of South Claiborne and Tulane avenues. A male and a female victim were injured by gunfire in the attack.
NOPD officials said they received initial word about the shooting around 1:36 a.m.
A number of freeway shootings this year have puzzled NOPD investigators, with a string of at least 10 reported in the first few months of 2021.
NOPD officials have not publicized an arrest in any of the freeway shootings so far.
“We cannot necessarily identify any specific motive, but we know for sure a few of them have involved road rage,” NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said. “We are looking into possible motives.”
There does not appear to be a pattern to the interstate shootings, Ferguson added.
It is unclear if any of those shootings are related, or if they have any relation to the most recent incident.