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Woman shot in arm Uptown as Memorial Day violence continues

It's the 17th person shot in the Greater New Orleans area this holiday weekend
Credit: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS — Police are investigating after a woman was shot and wounded off S. Claiborne Avenue Uptown on Memorial Day Monday. 

Initial NOPD reports show an unidentified woman was shot in her arm in the 2300 block of Joliet Street Monday afternoon. 

Police are investigating the incident as an aggravated battery by shooting. No further information was available, NOPD officials said. 

This shooting makes a staggering 15 people shot, four killed and 11 wounded, in New Orleans since early Saturday morning. In Metairie, a man was shot and killed and another wounded over the weekend, as well. 

RELATED: 5 killed, 11 wounded in Metro Area Memorial Day Weekend violence

One of the men killed in the gun violence was beloved charter school dean Reginald Field

Just after midnight Saturday, Field was found shot to death in the 2400 block of A.P. Tureaud Avenue. According to initial witness reports, he was walking down the street when a man opened fire, shooting him multiple times before fleeing the scene.

"Mr. Field was a pillar of the Wilson and InspireNOLA family, and dedicated his life to education and to children," a statement from InspireNOLA said.

RELATED: New Orleans charter school dean killed in 7th Ward shooting

In a different attack, a warrant has been issued for a suspect police believe shot and killed a man in the St. Roch neighborhood Saturday.

Authorities are searching for James Earl Webster, 31, who officials said shot a man in the 2200 block of North Galvez Street.

RELATED: Warrant issued for suspect in St. Roch shooting

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