NEW ORLEANS — Police responded to five gunshot wound calls at four locations throughout the New Orleans area Saturday night, continuing a violent Memorial Day weekend trend.
The first shooting was reported in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Drive around 11:40 p.m. According to police, the male victim was shot multiple times. Authorities did not say if the man died from his injuries.
Six minutes later, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office sent word about another gunshot wound call, this one in the 400 block of N. Laurel Street in Metairie. The male victim in that shooting sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said.
Three minutes after the second shooting was reported, a third was called in.
New Orleans police responded to the 2300 block of A.P. Tureaud Avenue, where two victims from that shooting were sent to a nearby hospital with apparent gunshot wounds.
Police did not say if the believed the shooting was related to one Saturday morning just a block away on the same street.
Less than two hours later, police said another shooting had happened, this time near the intersection of Cambronne and Cohn streets. The male victim in the Sunday morning shooting arrived at a nearby hospital with a gunshot wound to the body, according to police.
As of Sunday morning, eight people had been shot in the New Orleans area throughout Memorial Day Weekend. At least three of the victims died.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this report placed a shooting in the 3800 block of Lakeshore Drive. The story has been updated to reflect the shooting occured in the 5000 block of Lakeshore Drive, according to police.