Two carjackings were reported Friday and early Saturday morning (Jan. 13) in Mid-City and Treme, according to the New Orleans Police Department. An armed robbery was also reported Friday morning in New Orleans East.
According to an initial police notice, a 17-year-old man was sitting in a vehicle in the 300 block of South Dupre Street when he was approached by two unknown men around 8:15 p.m. Friday. One of the suspects allegedly had a revolver and ordered the man to get out of the vehicle. He complied, and the two suspects fled in the vehicle toward Tulane Avenue, police said.
Around 12:45 a.m. Saturday, police said a 58-year-old man was approached from behind by an unknown man in the 1100 block of Treme Street. The suspect allegedly forced the man against a wall at gunpoint and took the keys. The suspect then fled in the man’s silver 2015 Chevy Capitva, police said.
Police also said a 25-year-old man was at a bus stop in the 12000 block of the I-10 Service Road when was approached from behind by two unknown men around 9:15 a.m. Friday. One of the suspects allegedly grabbed the man’s firearm from his holster while the other suspect pointed a handgun at the man’s face. The man gave up his firearm and the two suspects fled on foot in an unknown direction, police said.
Additionally, police reported two shootings and a cutting Friday and Saturday morning.
In the first shooting, police said a 44-year-old man was leaving a gas station on Napoleon and South Claiborne avenues when he was approached by an unknown man around 5:30 a.m. Friday. The man kept walking to his vehicle, then heard “a boom sound” and realized he was shot, police said. He was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his buttocks.
In the second shooting, police said a 49-year-old man was walking near North Prieur and Dumaine streets when he stopped to talk to an unknown man around 12:30 p.m. Friday. The man was then shot and taken to a hospital, police said.
Around 12:15 a.m. Saturday, police said a 57-year-old man was approached from behind by three unknown men in the 2500 block of Piety Street, when a “physical altercation” ensued. The man sustained several stab wounds and the three suspects fled into Sampson Playground, police said.