NOLA Police: 2 killed, 3 injured in Lower 9th Ward shooting

A woman is comforted as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting that left at least one dead and others injured, in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A woman is comforted by others as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting that left at least one dead and others injured, in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
While truck floats pass behind them, officers point out shell casings as New Orleans Police investigate the shooting of a male in the 2400 St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on the parade route on Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Two shootings earlier Tuesday near the traditional Mardi Gras parade route left several people wounded, New Orleans Police said. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
A woman is led away from the scene as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting that left at least one dead and others injured, in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A truck float passes by as New Orleans Police investigate a double shooting on Union Street near St. Charles Avenue in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Two shootings earlier Tuesday near the traditional Mardi Gras parade route left several people wounded, New Orleans Police said. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
A woman is comforted as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting that left at least one dead and others injured, in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Onlookers watch as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting in the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
A distraught woman is restrained at the scene as New Orleans Police investigate after several people were shot in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on Mardi Gras night, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)
A woman is comforted by others as police investigate the scene of a Mardi Gras day shooting that left at least one dead and others injured, in the lower ninth ward in New Orleans, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Crime scene technicians gather evidence next to a bullet-riddled red Nissan sedan with a homicide victim inside as New Orleans Police investigate after several people were shot, in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans on Mardi Gras night, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. (Michael DeMocker/NOLA.com The Times-Picayune via AP)

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department was investigating the shooting deaths of two men Tuesday night just a couple of miles from Mardi Gras activities earlier in the day.

Police spokeswoman Ambria Washington said Tuesday night that five people were shot before driving to a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward.

The victims were on a nearby street when multiple suspects opened fire on them, Washington said.

News media report that the shooting started at a house party a few blocks away from the gas station.

The body of the victim who died on the scene could be seen in the back of a red Nissan sedan at the La Express gas station about 2 miles (3.22 kilometers) from where revelers gathered for Fat Tuesday celebrations.

Another victim was transported to the hospital by emergency services and died there. Three other victims were transported to the hospital in private vehicles. She said authorities did not have a motive at this time. The names and ages of the victims were not released.

Police cars with lights flashing were arrayed around the gas station and yellow police tape had been strung up to keep bystanders away. Dozens of people gathered on the median, looking on as the police conducted their investigation. Many of the bystanders wore outfits in Mardi Gras colors of yellow, purple and green in a reminder that the festive holiday comes to a close Tuesday evening.

Two shootings earlier Tuesday near the traditional Mardi Gras parade route left two people wounded and one dead, New Orleans Police said. The first shooting happened about 3:15 p.m. Deputy Superintendent Paul Noel said one man was shot in the head and was in critical condition. Another, a juvenile boy, was shot in the leg and his condition was stable.

Police Chief Michael Harrison said a second shooting happened during a fight that broke out. A man who police believe was shot twice was rushed to the hospital. He later died from his injuries.

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