A man has been shot dead and a woman wounded in a drive-by shooting near a New Orleans hotel, police said, in the city’s latest fatal incident.
The shooting occurred at about 8.45pm local time on Sunday near the New Orleans Roosevelt hotel. One person was shot and the other has serious but non-life-threatening injuries, police said in a statement.
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“With the other recent incidents in the city of New Orleans, we’re concerned,” New Orleans police chief Michael Harrison said in a news conference on Monday.
“We’re doing everything we can to prevent this from happening.”
The death on Sunday came on the heels of another shooting in New Orleans earlier in the day, when two men were killed and a man injured in what appeared to be a targeted attack. Police said they are investigating whether that shooting was related to the earlier incident.
Also on Sunday, in a separate incident, one man was killed and two others were wounded in a drive-by shooting in New Orleans’ Central City neighborhood.