Over the weekend, three people lost their lives in a mass shooting on South Claiborne, an incident in which seven other people were also injured. A New Orleans coroner has since identified the three victims of the shooting that were killed.
Kurshaw Jackson, 38
According to Fox 8 Live, Kurshaw Jackson was one of the victims who lost their life in the shooting. Jackson was 38 at the time of his death. Family members he is said to be survived by include a twin sibling, his daughter and his mother, the last of whom has asked the suspects connected to the shooting to turn themselves in.
Taiesha Watkins, 27
According to Fox 8 Live, Taiesha Watkins was one of the victims who lost their life in the shooting. Jackson was 27 at the time of her death. Watkins was visiting the city from Houston at the time of the shooting. She is reportedly survived by a five-year-old daughter.
Jeremiah Lee, 28
According to Fox 8 Live, Jeremiah Lee was one of the victims who lost their life in the shooting. Lee was 28 at the time of his death.
What do we know about the case so far?
The identities of the seven victims who were injured in the shooting have not been released at this time.
According to Fox 8 Live, the New Orleans Police Department has said that it is currently working with the Louisiana State Police, U.S. Attorney’s office, ATF and the FBI to identify the suspect, or possible suspects, behind the shooting. Crimestoppers, ATF, and the FBI are reportedly offering a reward worth $25,000 for information in the case. In addition, police chief Michael Harrison has asked members of the community to call the New Orleans Police Department Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers with any information that could help with the ongoing investigation at this time.