NEW ORLEANS — A bullet riddled pickup truck crashed onto the neutral ground at Chef Menteur Highway and Wilson Avenue.
According to New Orleans police someone fired at two people inside of the truck a few blocks away near Wilson and Dwyer Road and as the victims tried to leave the scene, the driver lost control of the vehicle crashing on Chef.
There was a second crime scene near Wilson and Dwyer, where shell casings littered the street.
Police say the driver of the truck was not injured. His passenger, an unidentified man was pronounced dead on the scene.
Harold Camper rushed home to check on his 85-year-old mother. She lives near where shots were fired.
"My mother lives here and I had to make sure she's safe," Camper said. "It's my job to make sure she's safe. I came from work to make sure she was safe, today."
Camper's mother was not injured in the shooting.
At this point in the investigation, police don't know whether the occupants of the pick up truck fired back.
The shooting happened Monday afternoon around 12:30, just blocks from an elementary school.
"You've got school kids right around here," Camper said. "There's an elementary around there with real small kids that go to that school. I would be really cautious for these kids to get hurt."
As police now search for suspects, neighbors are shaking their heads in disgust at the level of violence that led to this most recent shooting and murder in New Orleans East.
"It's crazy," Lartaz Jones said. "You know, it's outrageous. Something needs to give."
"The gunfire, it's very sad that they have to settle everything with guns," Camper said.
It's unclear if there was a second vehicle involved.
On Tuesday, the Orleans Parish Coroner identified the deceased victim as 26-year-old Terence Hampton.
The shooting came about an hour after NOPD and city officials gave a press conference on the Canal Street shooting that left 10 injured around 3:30 a.m. Sunday between crowded Royal and Bourbon streets.
Police Chief Shaun Ferguson said that detectives believe the people responsible for the shooting are from Louisiana, but outside of the Greater New Orleans area. Police did not release many more details into the investigation, but said that have received several tips and recovered a weapon from the scene of the shooting.
“We refuse to let these individuals come to our city and carry out a fight and get away with it on our streets,” Ferguson said. “You can count on that.”
All 10 victims of the Canal Street mass shooting were in stable condition as of Monday morning, according to New Orleans EMS Director Dr. Emily Nichols.
Following the mass shooting, two more people were wounded and another two killed in a quadruple shooting in the Seventh Ward Sunday afternoon.
On Monday, the Orleans Parish Coroner identified the two deceased victims as 28-year-old Louis Morgan and 68-year-old Freddie DeJean.
Later on Sunday, another person was shot and wounded nearby in the Seventh Ward, blocks away from a second line going up St. Bernard Avenue.
Another man was shot in the street in New Orleans East Monday morning.
According to NOPD, a man was shot in the 4400 block of Werner Drive, near Chef Menteur Highway.
Police found the man in the middle of the street with multiple gunshot wounds.
Anyone with any information on these shootings is encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
Despite the violent weekend, New Orleans is on track to have its lowest number of homicides and shootings in decades.
As of Dec. 2, there have been 228 shootings in New Orleans in 2019 and 101 homicides.
New Orleans ended 2018 with 146 murders, the lowest number since the 1970s. Roughly 327 people were victims of non-fatal shootings in 2018, 124 less than in 2017.
However, New Orleans still has a high rate of gun violence. Even though the murder rate has dropped, the rate of gun violence remains relatively stable.
Editor's Note: The previous number of four killed and 13 injured has been changed to three killed and 14 injured.