Man named “Malik” wanted after 2 people shot near Canal Street and Roosevelt Way UPDATED

Two people sustained non-life threating gunshot wounds on Sunday following an altercation near the intersection of Canal Street and Roosevelt Way.

The shooting was reported shortly after 12:30 a.m. following a physical altercation near the intersection, according to New Orleans Police, which released the surveillance camera footage May 10 allegedly showing a man wanted in connection to the shooting and who appears to wear a University of Miami “U” shirt.

[Update: 5/13/21, 2:50 a.m.]: Through an investigation, police on May 12 identified Malik Spencer, 23, as a person of interest in this investigation. Spencer is not wanted on criminal charges regarding this incident but believe he has information vital to this investigation and wish to question him, according to Eight District detectives.

“Malik.” Courtesy of NOPD.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 877-903-7867.

The May 9 incident marks the second shooting near the intersection in less than a week. In the first incident, on May 5, a male victim was shot in the 900 block of Canal Street shortly before 5 p.m. and later died at a hospital, according to the NOPD. Khutbi Abdelkader, 24, was arrested in connection to the shooting.