Man killed in Central City shooting, 4th homicide in New Orleans in 24 hours


A man was killed in a shooting at the intersection of St. Andrew and Magnolia streets in Central City on Wednesday morning (Feb. 14).

Police said the shooting occurred at 10:33 a.m. The man was taken to a local hospital by ambulance in critical condition. At about 11:30 a.m., police said the man had died. No further details were immediately available.

The shooting marked the fourth fatal shooting in 24 hours: A 30-year-old man was killed in the 2400 block of St. Charles Avenue Tuesday afternoon during Mardi Gras celebrations. Two men were killed Tuesday night in the Lower 9th Ward that injured three others.

Bullet casings were strewn around the parking lot of a store on the corner of Felicity and Magnolia streets, including some near what appeared to be a pool of blood. Investigators had placed at least 10 evidence cones at the scene, many next to casings.

A man said he was at a store a few blocks away when he heard about 5 shots fired shortly before 11 a.m.

“When I heard it I knew someone had got shot, because I’m from here and I know what goes on,” Ricky William said. “It’s terrible down here, man. I get tired of that, everyone just killing each other. It’s terrible, I hate to see it.”

Small groups of people gathered near the scene as police blocked off the street with crime tape.

A man walking down the street said he was inside a home when he heard the shots fired.

“I can’t stand this neighborhood, they got so much crime here and people get killed in this neighborhood every day. I can’t stand this,” he said.

A woman said she was inside her home, which is across the street from where the man was shot, when she said she heard bullets hitting the side of her house.
At least one bullet hole could be seen on the house.

She said she didn’t think any of the bullets came into her house, but she dove under the bed with her daughter as soon as she heard the firing start.

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