2 males sustain gunshot wounds in shooting at Key’s Fuel Mart

(Photo: Two males were shot at Key’s Fuel Mart on Tuesday, according to NOPD. | Kevin Minsky)
Two males sustained gunshot wounds to their bodies in a shooting reported Tuesday evening at Key’s Fuel Mart gas station located on North Rampart, according to New Orleans Police.

NOPD officials said the shooting occurred at about 8:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Rampart Street. Police taped off the gas station, where several bullet casings were spread across the parking lot.

The two male victims were transported via EMS to a local hospital to be treated for their injuries, according to the NOPD. The victims weren’t identified and their conditions weren’t listed as of Wednesday evening.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

‘Dreadlocked’ suspect sought in shooting near North Rampart, Bienville streets

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A dreadlocked suspect is sought by New Orleans Police when a victim was left paralyzed on one side of their body after they were shot in the head Sunday near the intersection of North Rampart and Bienville streets.

The shooting occurred at about 5:37 p.m. when an unknown Black male suspect was walking with the victim and allegedly shot the victim in the head, and fled the scene, according to the NOPD on Tuesday.

First District detectives have since initiated an attempted murder investigation. The victim was not identified.

Police officials described the suspect as having medium-length dreadlocked hair, facial hair and was last seen wearing grey and white Nike tennis shoes.

NOPD officials, however, added that the suspect was seen changing into a black t-shirt that he is seen holding in the picture above, and is known to frequent areas in the First and Eighth districts.

Officials are asking the public to help identify the suspect and anyone with additional information on the incident is asked to contact First District detectives at 504-658-6010. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP.

2 men injured, hospitalized in shooting on Canal Street

Two men sustained injuries in an early Tuesday morning shooting on Canal Street, according to the New Orleans Police.

The incident was reported shortly before 1 a.m. in the 900 block of Canal Street, according to the NOPD.

First responders were dispatched to the scene, where initial reports indicated two men sustained gunshot wounds to their bodies.

The victims, who weren’t identified, were transported via EMS to a local hospital, where they were treated for their injuries, according to the NOPD.

No further information was provided by the NOPD.

NOPD investigates stabbing that injured man on Decatur Street

A man sustained a stabbing injury following a Wednesday morning altercation with an unknown female on Decatur Street, according to New Orleans Police.

Officers were dispatched at about 1:02 a.m. to the 300 block of Decatur Street, where they located an adult male with a stab wound, according to the NOPD.

Through an investigation, NOPD officials said they determined the male victim was involved with an unknown Black female, who stabbed the male and fled the location.

The male victim, who was not identified, was transported to a local hospital via EMS. Information on his condition as of Wednesday afternoon was not provided.

No arrests were made and no suspects were identified, and the investigation remains active and ongoing, according to the NOPD.

Officials urge anyone with information on the incident to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at 504-658-6080. Anonymous callers can contact Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

44-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Bourbon Street shooting

New Orleans Police arrested a 44-year-old man in connection to a Bourbon Street shooting that injured a male victim on Saturday, according to officials on Monday.

Eighth District detectives arrested Kendall Woolridge on suspicion of attempted murder and illegal use of a weapon after turning himself hours after the shooting, according to New Orleans Police.

Logs show an aggravated by shooting was reported to NOPD dispatchers at about 3:21 a.m. in the 500 block of Bourbon Street.

Woolridge was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on suspicion of charges that include attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon, with a total bond amount listed at $125,000, according to online records. Woolridge was appointed a public defender, who objected to the bond amount.

Records show Woolridge made his first appearance in section M2 of Orleans Criminal District Court on Monday via video conference due to coronavirus-related court closures. Woolridge is scheduled to appear on a rule to show cause 3 p.m. Aug. 25 in section M5, according to records.

In addition, NOPD officials on Monday announced several more firearm-related arrests, including:

  • Timothy Huff, 33, arrested June 23 on suspicion of simple burglary following an incident in the 500 block of Frenchmen Street.
  • Charles Jackson, 29, June 21 on suspicion of illegally carrying a weapon after an incident in the 500 block of Bourbon Street.
  • Graylin S. Lewis, 43, arrested June 21 on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm at the scene of an incident earlier in the day at the intersection of North Rampart Street and Ursulines Avenue.

June 29, 2022, 11:05 a.m.: Article corrected to reflect the date of the shooting.

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