5 people shot after argument on Bourbon Street

Five people sustained gunshot wounds in a Bourbon Street shooting early Sunday morning when a person fired into a crowd following an argument, according to New Orleans Police.

New Orleans Police officials said the shooting occurred at about 1:49 a.m. after an argument in the 200 block of Bourbon Street.

Immediately following the argument, a Black male produced a gun and fired into the crowd, according to the NOPD.

Police said that the victims who were struck by bullets included two females and three males, who were all transported to a local hospital via EMS.

The victims’ ages were not disclosed, although their wounds are not considered life-threatening, according to the NOPD.

NOPD officials said two people were detained in connection to the incident, but were not identified, and that weapons were recovered at the scene.

Man shot in the leg near Bourbon, Canal streets

A man was struck in the leg by gunfire early Friday morning following a shooting near the intersection of Bourbon and Canal streets, according to New Orleans Police.

NOPD logs show the incident was reported at about 1:07 a.m. near the intersection when the 44-year-old male victim after he was shot.

The man, who was not identified, was walking near the location when he observed a group of people arguing before several shots were fired from an “assault weapon,” and struck in the victim in the leg, according to NOPD logs.

Police said the victim was transported via a private vehicle to a local hospital for treatment. Suspects were listed as “unidentified,” according to NOPD logs.

28-year-old man knocked unconscious after flirting with robbery suspect near Bourbon, St. Ann streets

A 28-year-old man flirted with a robbery suspect before he was knocked unconscious near Bourbon and Saint Ann streets on Saturday morning before waking to find his wallet and cellphone missing, according to New Orleans Police.

The incident occurred at about 4:38 a.m. when the male victim flirted with the robbery suspect, described as an unknown Black female, according to NOPD logs.

The victim turned on a side street with the suspect and was knocked unconscious. When the victim woke up, he noticed his items were missing and reported the incident to police, according to the NOPD.

Those with information on this incident are asked to contact the NOPD’s Eighth District at 504-658-6080.

Juvenile arrested in connection to Nov. 6 Bourbon Street shooting that injured 2 women

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A juvenile was arrested in connection a Bourbon Street shooting that injured two women on Nov. 6, according to New Orleans Police on Thursday.

The NOPD said the shooting occurred at about 12:10 a.m. in the 500 block of Bourbon Street that injured two women, ages 28 and 54.

Detectives said they were able to obtain video of the alleged shooter. Through an investigation and after receiving tips from Crime Stoppers, Eighth District officials identified the juvenile suspect, who was not identified, according to the NOPD.

With the assistance of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, NOPD officials said they arrested the juvenile, who is facing one charge each of aggravated second degree battery and possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

Advocates say balcony-like structure doesn’t belong on ‘rare’ Bourbon Street building.

Picture courtesy of the Vieux Carre Commission.
Members of the Vieux Carre Property Owners, Residents and Associates plan to attend a Nov. 17 New Orleans City Council meeting to oppose a proposal to install a balcony-like structure on a “rare” Bourbon Street building.

The VCPORA said it opposes a plan to build a gallery on the second floor of Fat Catz nightclub, located at 440 Bourbon St. because it will damage the historic character of the building.

The building is rated “green” by the Vieux Carre Commission, meaning it has local historical importance. A VCC staff report in July noted the building’s entire structure is “historic and of significant age.” The report noted that the millwork and masonry visible along Bourbon, St. Louis, Royal and Conti streets are typical of the 19th century. VCC officials previously denied the proposal but it was appealed by Mouton Long Turner Architects on Sept. 14.

“This green-rated structure, constructed in 1819 as part of the Pigneguy’s Stables, is a particularly rare Entresol building,” according to VCPORA. “A rare architectural feature at 440 Bourbon Street needs to be protected!”

The City Council is scheduled to hear the appeal during its Nov. 17 meeting. The meeting starts at 10 a.m and will be held at the City Hall building at 1300 Perdido St., and streamed online.