Image released of suspect in CBD shooting near Mardi Gras parade route

New Orleans Police released a surveillance image of a man suspected of opening fire and injuring two people near the parade route on Mardi Gras (Feb. 13).

One man was shot in the head and another was shot in the leg at about 3:17 p.m., after a fight broke out among a group of about 10 people on Union Street near Carondelet Street, according to NOPD.

Police released the surveillance image of the suspected shooter late Tuesday, and are seeking the public’s help in identifying him.

The person shot in the head was “coherent and talking” before he was taken to a hospital by EMS, police said Tuesday night, but further updates on his condition weren’t available. At the scene Tuesday afternoon, police had said he was in critical condition.

Anyone with information on the person in the image or the shooting is asked to contact 8th District detectives at 504-658-6080 or report information anonymously via Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

The shooting on Union Street, about a half block from the parade route, was one of two shootings in the immediate vicinity of Mardi Gras celebrations Tuesday afternoon. About an hour later, a 30-year-old man was shot near the intersection of St. Charles Avenue and Second Street. He later died from his injuries.

Also on Tuesday, two people were killed and three others were injured in a shooting in the Lower 9th Ward.

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