Shooting, vehicle burglaries reported Uptown

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

New Orleans crime
A photograph of the blue lights on campus. (Gabe Darley)

A shooting, armed robbery and multiple vehicle burglaries were among crimes reported around the Tulane University Uptown campus this weekend. 

A shooting on Earhart Boulevard and South Carrollton Avenue left one 38-year-old man injured on Oct. 22. The man arrived at a hospital in a private vehicle around 9:44 p.m. 

On Friday, a group of armed men robbed a business in the 5300 block of Freret Street before 11:30 a.m. Suspects fled in a gray sedan, and police reports show New Orleans Police know the identity of one suspect, according to the Uptown Messenger

Tulane University Police responded to a report of broken windows and ransacking of ten vehicles off campus around 8:04 a.m. Saturday. Officers could not obtain camera footage and victims informed TUPD that nothing was missing from the vehicles. 

TUPD responded to a report of a vehicle burglary off campus Saturday around 8:06 p.m. The car’s front window was smashed, and the interior had been rummaged through. 

TUPD arrested two juvenile suspects on Oct. 23 around 2:53 a.m. after victims said the suspects used “racially charged” language to harass them, according to TUPD. The victim said a suspect knocked the phone from his hand when he tried to call 911. Officers arrived and apprehended the suspects after a short foot race.

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