New Orleans Magazine Street Shooting Video

A new video shows the times when gunshots rang out on Magazine Street over the weekend. The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a Friday night shooting that injured six people. It happened around 10:15 p.m. at the Balcony Bar, which is on the corner of Harmony and Magazine streets. Some people hid behind parked cars. Investigators say four women and two men were shot. They all suffered lower body injuries. Police sources say the shooting took place between two feuding groups and the intended target was Nairobi Davis. Davis, 23, is a suspect in a double homicide on Oct. 6, although that case has not been prosecuted. In December, he survived another assassination attempt, according to police sources. In Friday’s shooting, Davis was shot as he left the bar with associates, who returned fire to the shooter. According to initial reports, the victims are all between the ages of 23 and 35. Two of the victims were taken to hospital by EMS. The other four victims went to the hospital. New Orleans City Councilwoman Lesli Harris released the following statement on the shooting: “Fifty shots were fired on Magazine Street at 10:15 p.m. (Friday) night, a night when our city was finally celebrating the return of Jazz Fest. We must stop gun violence in New Orleans. The City Council released a crime plan nearly three months ago, calling for immediate action to address violent crime. Part of that includes using of federal funds to get guns off the streets.” It’s imperative that our city government move forward on this now, along with the other solutions in the crime plan. Additionally, NOPD captains have made it clear that the same weapons that are stolen from cars are those used to commit violent crimes. If you have a firearm, please do not leave it in your car to participate in the next shootout. We don’t have time to wait.” Mayor LaToya Cantrell responded to the Balcony Bar incident on Monday. “When you look at Balcony Bar, again, we’re highlighting the example of what we’ve been saying since the beginning, (which are) the impacts of not having a jury trial for over two years, the impacts of the cases being denied. This all matters,” Cantrell said. “So what we need to do is continue to work together as a system to ensure that justice truly prevails.” Cantrell also applauded the NOPD for making several arrests high profile in recent weeks, saying Chief Shaun Ferguson has done a good job of making tactical changes in response to current crime trends. “Our superintendent has put forward initiatives that have really led to progress,” said Cantrell said the system, the criminal justice system to operate as a system, that jury trials have resumed, etc. The (district attorney) is taking action.” But City Council President Helena Moreno said that there was more than could be done. “We pass ordinances, we do all these different things, but unless it’s advanced by the administration, nothing happens”, Mor eno said. She pointed to a nearly $1 million proposal from the board that would address staffing shortages within the NOPD. “We’re not short of candidates. We’re having a hard time getting candidates through the recruiting process. So what the Police and Justice Foundation said was, ‘Let’s hire more people to help candidates. to go through the recruiting process,” Moreno said. “There has been a contract in the legal department for many months, unfulfilled, that would allow additional funding for the Police and Justice Foundation to hire these people to ‘bringing people through the recruiting process, as well as an additional $700,000 for a campaign to get, you know, additional people to apply’ Moreno said the measure would require the mayor’s approval , which Cantrell seemed to be hinting at on Monday. “We’re going to mount an aggressive marketing campaign, in relation to recruiting,” Cantrell said. “(But) make no mistake about it, we understand that capacity is an issue.” Anyone with information about the shooting outside Balcony Bar is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.

A new video shows the times when gunshots rang out on Magazine Street over the weekend.

The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a Friday night shooting that injured six people.

It happened around 10:15 p.m. at the Balcony Bar, which is on the corner of Harmony and Magazine streets.

The video shows gunshots and people running for cover. Some people hid behind parked cars.

Investigators say four women and two men were shot. They all suffered lower body injuries.

Police sources say the shooting took place between two feuding groups and the intended target was Nairobi Davis.

Davis, 23, is suspected in a double homicide on October 6, although the case has not been prosecuted. In December, he survived another assassination attempt, according to police sources.

In Friday’s shooting, Davis was shot as he left the bar with associates, who returned fire to the shooter.

According to preliminary information, the victims are all between 23 and 35 years old.

Two of the victims were taken to hospital by EMS. The other four victims went to the hospital.

New Orleans City Councilwoman Lesli Harris released the following statement about the shooting:

“Fifty shots were fired on Magazine Street at 10:15 p.m. (Friday) night, a night when our city was finally celebrating the return of Jazz Fest. We must stop gun violence in New Orleans. The City Council released a plan on Crime nearly three months ago, calling for immediate action to tackle violent crime, including using federal funds to get guns off the streets.

“It is imperative that our city administration move forward on this now, along with the other solutions in the crime plan. Additionally, the NOPD captains have made it clear that the same weapons that are being stolen from cars are those used to commit violent crimes. If you have a gun, don’t leave it in your car to participate in the next shooting. We don’t have time to wait.

Mayor LaToya Cantrell responded to the incident at the Balcony Bar on Monday.

“When you look at Balcony Bar, again, we’re highlighting the example of what we said early on, (which are) the impacts of not having a jury trial for over two years, the impacts of cases that were denied. It all matters,” Cantrell said. “So what we need to do is just continue to work together as a system to ensure that justice truly prevails.”

Cantrell also applauded the NOPD for making several high-profile arrests in recent weeks, saying Chief Shaun Ferguson has done a good job of making tactical changes in response to current crime trends.

“Our superintendent has put forward initiatives that have really led to progress,” Cantrell said. “We’ve seen due to a real push and focus on the system, the criminal justice system having to operate as a system, that jury trials have resumed, etc. The (district attorney) is taking action .”

But city council president Helena Moreno said there was more than could be done.

“We pass ordinances, we do all these different things, but unless it’s advanced by the administration, nothing happens,” Moreno said.

She pointed to a nearly $1 million proposal from the board that would address staffing shortages within the NOPD.

“We’re not short of applicants. We’re having trouble getting applicants through the recruitment process. So what the Police and Justice Foundation said was, ‘Let’s hire more people to help applicants to go through the recruiting process,” Moreno said. “There has been a contract in the legal department for many months, unexecuted, that would secure additional funds for the Police and Justice Foundation to hire these people to lead people through the recruitment process, plus an additional $700,000 for a campaign to get, you know, more people to apply.”

Moreno said the measure would require the mayor’s approval, which Cantrell appeared to be hinting at on Monday.

“We’re going to mount an aggressive marketing campaign, in relation to recruiting,” Cantrell said. “(But) make no mistake, we understand capacity is an issue.”

Anyone with information about the shooting outside the Balcony Bar is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 504-822-1111.