NEW ORLEANS — Two separate shootings on Wednesday marks seven people shot, including two killed, since Christmas in New Orleans.
Wednesday police say one person was shot in the leg and arm in the 2100 block of Foucher Street in the Milan neighborhood.
Around the same time, another person was shot in the stomach in the 2100 block of Franklin Avenue in St. Roch.
Wednesday's shootings come after five people were shot on Christmas across the city.
Around 7:30 a.m., an apparent drug deal in Gentilly ended with a man shot in the leg, police said.
Later in Central City, another shooting left one man dead around 8:45 a.m. in the 2500 block of Clara Street, NOPD officials said.
Officers arriving at the scene found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds.
In the afternoon, a man was injured in a shooting around 12:30 in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway. Police officials said the victim received a graze wound from the bullet.
Then in Algiers, a man in town visiting family was shot multiple times and killed around 5:15 p.m. A woman was also shot in the leg and taken to the hospital in stable condition.
That incident was the fifth shooting in Algiers in five days, starting with a fifteen-year-old boy shot and injured on Friday night, Dec. 21.
The amount of shootings comes in contrast with a recent report that showed Orleans Parish, following a decades-long trend across the country, was experiencing a record low in violent crime.
As 2018 comes to a close, New Orleans was on pace to see the lowest rate of homicides since the early 1970s.
All of the shootings are under investigation by the NOPD. Anyone with information on the incidents is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Editor's note: A previous version of this story reported six shootings in Algiers since Friday, Dec. 21. The above story has been corrected to reflect five shootings in the area since that date.