A 16-year-old boy is accused of four counts of attempted murder and one count of aggravated battery after police say he fired at several people at a Central City intersection Sunday night (Jan. 7), hitting one woman in the arm.
Investigators on Friday announced a search for the teen, Kylee Sextion, in connection with the shooting at the intersection of Freret Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.
Surveillance footage showed Sextion “shooting at multiple victims in the area and attempting to inflict great bodily harm,” police said in a Friday news release.
The gunfire was reported about 6:20 p.m. Sunday and, according to a victim’s statement to police, occurred during a fight among a group of juveniles. The victim who was wounded, a 28-year-old woman, was shot in the arm as she walked to a corner store on Martin Luther King Boulevard, according to a preliminary police report.
Sunday night, investigators placed about 20 evidence cones in the street between Martin Luther King Boulevard and Terpsichore Street as police walked back and forth between the street and the inside of a home on Freret Street.
A man at the scene, who said he lives nearby, said he heard about 30 to 40 shots fired.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Kylee Sextion is asked to call any Sixth District detective at 504-658-6130 or 504-658-6060. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.
NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune’s Marie Simoneaux contributed to this report.