A jailed man has been re-booked with charges related to the Balcony Bar mass shooting
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) — A man who was previously in jail for unlawful possession of a firearm will face six additional charges related to the April 29 Balcony Bar mass shooting.
Ronnie Davis, 27, now faces six counts of attempted murder as the investigation into the mass shooting continues.
Davis was initially arrested when detectives located a suspicious vehicle and found two firearms inside.
The shots injured six people at the Balcony Bar on Magazine Street on Friday night (April 29) and appear to have targeted a high-profile New Orleans gang member who was recently freed after a failed criminal case. murder against him, law enforcement sources told Fox 8.
Authorities speaking on condition of anonymity confirmed Nairobi Davis, 23, was one of two men injured when gunmen stopped and opened fire after spotting him leaving the Uptown New Orleans bar .
Four women also hit in the legs and lower body – in the rain of around 50 bullets – appear to have been collateral damage for the gunmen who fled the scene. The women, ages 23 to 35, arrived at the hospital in “stable” condition, New Orleans police said.
The 27-year-old man accompanying Davis reportedly fired back, leading the NOPD to describe the 10:17 p.m. incident as a “shooting” in its initial account of the scene.
Neighborhood resident Kristen Dugas said she and a friend were sitting on a bench talking outside a nearby Magazine Street business when the incident happened.
“A car slowed down, (but) no one thought about it,” Dugas said. “Nothing was suspicious. And then we heard what sounded like firecrackers, the chain of firecrackers that the kids set off. So we stayed where we were.
“It wasn’t until there was a break and a second round (of shooting) that we saw people getting out of the way, which made us want to move. … Nobody really ran. Everyone just moved a bit slowly, as if confused as to what was going on.
The investigation into this incident remains active and ongoing. Anyone with additional information Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.
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