Men shot in Milan neighborhood late Sunday: NOPD
Two men were wounded in a shooting reported in the Milan neighborhood late Sunday (April 29), according to the New Orleans Police Department. One of the men was shot in the leg, police said in an alert sent at 11:19 p.m.
Police said the victim was transported to a local hospital by EMS. On Monday, the NOPD said a second victim had be shot, receiving both a gunshot wound and a graze wound.
The NOPD initially reported Sunday night that the shooting occurred in the 2400 block of Amelia Street, but a woman at the scene, who said she’d called in the shooting to 911, said the man had been shot a few blocks away. The woman said she saw the victim running from down the street, and stopped in the 2400 block of Amelia Street. A preliminary report NOPD issued on Monday states the shooting occurred in the 2100 block of Foucher Street, near the corner of Foucher and South Saratoga Street.
Police were on the scene on Amelia Street, but officers set up an additional scene about four blocks away, near the intersection of Foucher and South Saratoga streets.
Two men watched as police cordoned off about half a block of Foucher between South Saratoga and Loyola Avenue with yellow crime scene tape. Both men said they had just arrived in the area and neither were there when the shooting happened.
One of the men said he used to live in the neighborhood but does not anymore.
“There’s always (something) happening over here,” he said as he walked into a nearby corner bar.
This article is according to nola.com