NEW ORLEANS — Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot multiple occupied cars in a crowded parking lot on Christmas Night during a gunfight.
The incident was caught on surveillance video, which shows a man firing a handgun at another person across the bustling parking lot of an event hall in the 7300 block of Read Boulevard on Dec. 25.
According to police, after the first rounds were fired right before 11:00 p.m., a second person allegedly shot back. That's when video shows the man walking across the frame, holding two guns toward multiple cars before walking away from the scene in the Little Woods neighborhood of New Orleans East.
Luckily, no injuries were reported from the shootout but police said bullets hit several cars that were occupied and put lives at risk.
The man is now a person of interest wanted for questioning in what police are calling an aggravated criminal damage to property case.
Police ask that anyone with information about the incident call NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070. They can also call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.
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