Three Dead, Seven Wounded After Two Suspects Open Fire in New Orleans

Evidence markers sit on the ground after a shooting at a playground on November 22, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. According to reports, as many as 16 people were shot at Bunny Friend Park while attending a party at a playground. (Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)
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Three individuals were killed and seven wounded when two suspects opened fire on a crowd of people Saturday night in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The attack occurred on South Claiborne Avenue around 8:35 pm. reported New Orleans Police Michael Harrison indicated one of the suspects used a handgun and the other used a rifle and both “appeared to fire indiscriminately.” The suspects were allegedly wearing hooded sweatshirts and walked up on a crowd gathered at a daiquiri shop and began shooting.

When the gunfire ceased the suspects fled toward Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on foot.

“Two bodies could be seen on the ground Saturday night in front of Chicken & Watermelon,” which is a restaurant located “in the 3400 block of South Claiborne.”

A man at the scene told reporters, “It’s not normally like this right here. They don’t usually wild out like this anymore over here. I was at home, I didn’t see nothing but this is a neighborhood spot, with regulars and whatever. Not a place you’d expect this.”

Another man, Lawrence Russo, heard the gunfire from inside a nearby Exxon gas station. He shook his head and said, “They never stop killing each other.”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, the host of the Breitbart podcast Bullets with AWR Hawkins, and the writer/curator ofDown Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at Sign up to get Down Range at



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