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Man wanted in connection to RTA bus shooting, NOPD says

Police say the 34-year-old shot someone on the bus early Sunday morning
Credit: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS — A man is wanted in connection to a shooting that happened on city bus on Sunday, NOPD officials said. 

Police said 34-year-old Craig Ferdinand was caught on video shooting a man on an RTA bus in the Desire neighborhood around 6:40 Sunday morning. 

Ferdinand is known as 'Red,' and is believed to be homeless and reside on Claiborne Avenue under the I-10 overpass, police said. 

The shooting, which police said happened on the bus at the intersection of Old Gentilly Road and Louisa Street, left the man injured. He was taken to a hospital, where his condition is currently unlisted. 

Ferdinand is wanted for attempted second-degree murder, police said. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call detective Jason Burns or any Third District detective at 504-658-6030 of call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.