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6 wounded in shootout outside Magazine St bar; Source says former murder suspect was the target

Sources in the New Orleans Police Department tell us this is just the latest in a months-long fight between a group of criminals and a rival they’ve targeted before.

NEW ORLEANS — A normally peaceful New Orleans neighborhood turned chaotic Friday night as rival groups opened fire on each other outside Balcony Bar on Magazine Street.

Six people were wounded in the shooting and stray bullets hit businesses and homes blocks away.

Sources in the New Orleans Police Department tell us this is just the latest in a months-long fight between a group of criminals and a rival they’ve targeted before.

According to those sources, 23-year-old Nairobi Davis was their target.
Davis was arrested as a suspect in a double murder outside a church in October 2021. The charges against him were eventually dropped, but while he was out on bail another attempt was made on his life.

Our sources say that Davis was the target of a deadly shooting in Algiers on the day after Christmas. The shooter in that case missed their intended target, instead killing 7-year-old Dillan Burton as she sat in the back of her mother’s car.

Flash forward to April 29, where when Davis left Balcony Bar with a group of friends, a black car pulled up and the people inside opened fire, shooting him in the shoulder.

Police say Davis’ group returned fire and five more people were wounded in the shootout. All five sustained gunshot wounds to their lower body, according to police.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.

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