Two more suspects sought in quadruple shooting
One of the three men believed responsible for Saturday night's quadruple shooting in the 400 block of Bourbon Street has been arrested.
Police say 23-year-old Deron Bridgewater of Marrero turned himself in to Eighth District detectives after he saw himself on television last night.
The shooting left two men and two women wounded. Hospitals have treated and released three of the four victims.
The fourth victim is hospitalized in stable condition after he was hit in the abdomen, thigh and pelvis during the shooting on a crowded stretch of the famed street. He underwent surgery after the shooting Saturday night.
The others who were treated and released included a man and two women.
Police released a video showing what they said is an argument between one of the victims and the three suspects. Gunshots and screams are heard as people are seen jostling to get away.
The streets were crawling with bar-hopping throngs taking in the last weekend before Fat Tuesday when the shots rang out around 9:30PM.
Patrick Clay, 21, an LSU student, told The Times-Picayune he was standing on a corner of Bourbon Street when suddenly he saw a crowd running and people screaming that there was a shooting.
"Everyone immediately started running and the cops immediately started running towards where people were running from," Clay said. "I was with a group of about seven people and at that point we all just kind of grasped hands and made our way through the crowd as soon as possible."
Afterward, yellow crime scene taped roped off an area of the street littered with trash, plastic bottles and other debris as police stood about.
"We don't know what happened but they shut down the entire block for an hour," Peter Manabani, an employee at the Rat's Hole bar, told AP as loud music thumped in the background. He said the block reopened shortly before midnight and his establishment was crowded going into the wee hours.
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