Police blotter: Shooting, two armed robberies
The New Orleans Police Department reported two armed robberies and a shooting in Gentilly neighborhoods on Friday (April 2).
A woman was robbed at gunpoint in the 4200 block of Old Gentilly Boulevard. At about 2:50 p.m., a man took out a gun and demanded money he had paid her and additional money she was carrying. She complied.
At about 3:20 p.m., a man stopped at a red light at the Franklin Avenue exit to Interstate 610 heard gunshots. He then realized he had been shot. He was taken to the hospital via private conveyance.
A 17-year-old was robbed at gunpoint in the 6500 block of Press Drive. He was in a car with the two other people at about 10 p.m. when one took out a gun. They took his wallet and car keys and fled on foot, police said.
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Third District station at 504-658-6030 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.