May 6, 2021

Shooting in New Orleans’ Central Business District under investigation, NOPD says | Crime/Police

New Orleans police are investigating a shooting reported in the 200 block of Baronne Street in the Central Business District at 7:19 p.m. Sunday.

Editor’s Note: NOPD changed the classification of this incident from an aggravated battery by shooting to a medical call.

Soon after, New Orleans Emergency Medical Services transported a male victim to University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Jonathan Fourcade, the public information officer with EMS, said the man was stable upon arrival at the trauma center.

The New Orleans Police Department sent out a statement on Twitter about the shooting but provided no other details. 

The 200 block of Baronne (Map) is the second block off of Canal Street, between Common and Gravier streets.

The shooting was the second one on that stretch of Baronne in the last month. 

Romero Butler Jr., 33, was shot to death two weekends ago outside a Central Business District apartment building in the same block.

Man shot to death in CBD was out on bond in connection with accused identity theft ring

A resident of an apartment building there described hearing about 10 gunshots and two witnesses described seeing the gunman stand over Butler and shoot him at point blank range.

Butler was one of three people charged by a federal grand jury for allegedly being part of an identity theft ring.

He was killed less than three months before he was scheduled to appear at a re-arraignment hearing, though his court-appointed lawyer said Butler had not decided whether he would reverse the not-guilty plea he had entered earlier in the case.

This is a developing story. Stick with for the latest updates.

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