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4 wounded as dozens of bullets fly outside Tulane Avenue nightclub

Four people were wounded early Sunday (June 12) when gunfire erupted outside a Tulane Avenue...
Four people were wounded early Sunday (June 12) when gunfire erupted outside a Tulane Avenue nightclub, New Orleans police said.(WVUE-Fox 8)
Published: Jun. 12, 2022 at 7:26 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Four men were wounded in a hail of gunfire early Sunday (June 12) outside a Tulane Avenue nightclub, New Orleans police said.

The shooting occurred outside Club Pressure, a nightclub in the 3900 block of Tulane Avenue. Police said the shooting was reported at 3:53 a.m., three minutes after a stunning, 17-second fusillade of gunfire was captured on surveillance video from a homeowner who lives more than two blocks away.

According to investigators’ initial report, the four victims were leaving the venue when they were fired upon by “unknown suspects.”

Tulane Avenue remained closed in both directions between South Pierce and South Scott streets at 6:30 a.m., as NOPD crime lab technicians worked to collect dozens of shell casings from the sidewalk outside the club and strewn across all four lanes of the avenue.

Employees of the nightclub still gathered outside declined comment on the incident.

Police said all four shooting victims left in private vehicles to seek hospital treatment, rather than summon New Orleans EMS to the scene. The NOPD said one victim had been shot in the neck, and his condition was not disclosed.

Three other men sustained injuries not considered to be life-threatening. They were shot in the knee, elbow and hand, respectively, the NOPD said.

The same block was the scene of a triple shooting nine months ago that left one man dead, and a second man and a woman injured. That fatal shooting also occurred in the overnight hours, at 12:10 a.m. on a Sunday morning, when police said a gunman opened fire upon a crowd of people.

The murdered victim from that Sept. 19 shooting later was identified as 22-year-old Jaquwyne Williams.

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