LOUISIANA — Several people were reportedly shot on Canal Street in New Orleans Sunday evening after an armed robbery suspect got into a shootout with police.
According to local media, at least four people were shot and have been transported to hospitals — all in critical condition. Another victim was wounded and also transported.
Police say the shooting suspect is dead.
Canal street was completely shut down due to the police investigation.
— Caresse Jackman (@CaresseJ) February 18, 2019
MEDIA: the staging area regarding incident on Canal Street will be at the corner of Canal & Basin.
Briefing will occur shortly.
— NOPD (@NOPDNews) February 18, 2019
Shortly after the incident near Canal Street, a homicide was reported in the 6500 block of Almonaster Blvd. It was unclear if these incidents were related.
A police officer was also injured when he flipped his patrol car while responding to the scene.
No police officers were wounded in the shooting.