By Steve Dellar   |  02-14-2018   News
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The festivities of New Orleans’ Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday as you may know it, saw three separate shooting incidents which left three people dead and several others injured, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

A first shooting occurred in the French Quarter and was "steps away from where crowds watched the final Mardi Gras Day parades roll by."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOPD?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NOPD</a> seeking suspect in shooting on Union Street. Call 504-658-6080 w/any info on pictured individual. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOPDWanted?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NOPDWanted</a> <a href="https://t.co/k29ujYx9Kn">https://t.co/k29ujYx9Kn</a></p>&mdash; NOPD (@NOPDNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOPDNews/status/963640530105184257?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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A man was shot in the head and is in critical condition whilst another man was shot in the leg and is stable. Both were transported by EMS to a local hospital.

Just one hour later a second shooting occurred along the Mardi Gras parade route which left one person dead unfortunately.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOPD?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NOPD</a> is investigating a double shooting at Union &amp; Carondelet St. Reports show two male victims.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOPDAlert?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NOPDAlert</a> <a href="https://t.co/OSkI61FiHz">pic.twitter.com/OSkI61FiHz</a></p>&mdash; NOPD (@NOPDNews) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOPDNews/status/963525167606616065?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 13, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The New Orleans Police Department did not provide further details on this shooting, except for saying that is was being investigated as a homicide.

Lastly, a third shooting resulted in two dead and three injured. This time it happened outside of a gas station convenience store just a few miles from the French Quarter where people were celebrating.

The police report stated that: "One of the victims died at the scene. A second victim died at the hospital. As of Tuesday night, there was no word on the conditions of the remaining three victims."

Related coverage:

https://thegoldwater.com/news/18327-FatTuesday-Happy-300th-Birthday-New-Orleans

Source:

http://nopdnews.com/post/february-2018/nopd-seeking-suspect-in-shooting-on-union-street/

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Anonymous No. 18403 1518617541

Hey, to be fair, NOLA used to be the murder capital of the US. Just 3 dead on Mardi Gras is actually an improvement.

Anonymous No. 18430 1518639443

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks. Let's repeat this to ourselves 5 times:

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks.

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks.

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks.

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks.

All whites must pay slavery reparations to blacks.

Anonymous No. 18433 1518651499

No Whites shall ever pay slavery reparations to coloreds living in America. That debt was paid in blood in the 1850’s by half a million Americans.

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