NEW ORLEANS: The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day
Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said in a news release Tuesday night that initial reports show there were possibly five people shot, two fatally, at a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward. One person died at the scene. A second victim died at a hospital.
The body of the victim who died at the now chaotic crime scene could be seen inside a red Nissan sedan at the La Express gas station about 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from where revelers gathered for Fat Tuesday celebrations. Police tape surrounded the area as dozens of people looked on.