15 Shot, 2 Killed: Halloween Horror In New Orleans
Halloween is supposed to be a fun holiday for funny tricks and yummy treats; however, for the 15 people who were shot and 2 who died in New Orleans, Louisiana on Halloween night, it was anything but fun.
Gunshots were fired at 4 different scenes in the city. According to WWLTV.com, the first shooting occurred just after midnight in the 400 block of Bourbon Street near the Chris Owens nightclub. Two men were shooting at each other and 8 people got caught in the crossfire.
Albert Glover, 25, was one of the people who died at a local hospital due to being shot on Bourbon, according to Police spokesman Officer Garry Flot. The other victim, Joshua Lewis, 19, died shortly after 2am in the second shooting incident that occurred near Canal and Burgundy streets. The other 13 victims were injured, but not killed, according to WWLTV.com.
The entire block of Bourbon was closed for hours after the incidents.
Police arrested Baltiman Malcom, 24, quickly after Lewis’s shooting. Malcom and another suspect was detained; however, the third suspect escaped.
Malcom was charged with one count of first-degree murder and three counts of attempted first-degree murder, according to police and reported by WWLTV.com.
The other 2 shooting incidents occurred around 4 a.m., near North Prieur and Spain streets and the fourth at around 5:30 a.m., in the 1200 block of Louisa Street, near St. Claude Avenue.