WATCH: Video captures broad-daylight Canal St. shooting

Chris Miller
September 24, 2018 - 5:25 pm

The New Orleans Police Department wants to speak with a person of interest and track down a gunman who opened fire on Canal St. yesterday.

The video shows a group of people in an apparent confrontation -- one individual tries to leave the scene, and another can be seen aiming a handgun and firing at that person. It happened in the 600 block of Canal St.

"An unknown black male subject is seen on video firing a handgun, allegedly injuring two bystanders," said police in a statement. "The subject then fled the scene on foot eastbound toward Exchange Place."

Police say 20-year-old Jerry Harris is a person of interest and was observed fleeing the scene in the same direction as the suspect. 

Anyone with information on this incident, the culprit, or person of interest Jerry Harris is asked to contact NOPD Eighth District detectives at (504) 658-6080 or call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free at (877) 903-STOP (7867).

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