Published on May 21, 2014
On Saturday, May 17, 2014, at or about 7:00Pm, a shooting occurred in the 700 block of Canal street. Detectives learned that a message had gone out via different social media sites. The message read "CANAL DAY 4pm-untill, Saturday May 17,2014". The message appeared to ask people to meet up on Canal Street. At or about 7:00pm on Saturday a fight occurred inside of the McDonald's restaurant in the 700 block of Canal Street. Restaurant Staff broke up the fight and asked all of the parties involved to leave the establishment. The fight then continued outside of the restaurant. Witnesses stated that during the fight an unknown male produced a handgun and fired it indiscriminately. A bullet struck an 18 year old female bystander in the leg. The victim sustained a graze wound to the back of her right leg.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or anyone who knows the identity of the subjects who are fighting can contact Det. Michael Flores at (504)658-6080 / MFlores@nola.gov and/or CrimeStoppers at (504)822-1111