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Persons of Interest sought in Bourbon Street shooting

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Police Department has identified a person of interest in last weekend's shooting on Bourbon Street that left 10 people injured.

Police are searching for 20-year-old Justin Odom.

The announcement comes on the heels of police releasing surveillance video of Odom on Tuesday.

Police say Odom is known to associate with a white male named either "Josh" or "Joe" who is also a person of interest in this investigation. 

Odom is currently wanted on unrelated warrants.

Ten people were shot at about 2:45 a.m. in the 700 block of Bourbon Street on Sunday. The scanner recording reveals an intense search for suspects and the discovery of victim after victim as the scene unfolds.

City and national leaders gathered on Tuesday to discuss the mass shooting on Bourbon Street that has captured international attention, urging anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

"For those of you that are holding on to information under the guise of protecting individuals in your community who have perpetrated violence in our streets under the concept of no snitching or stop snitching, let me tell you something - that is the handiwork of the devil," said U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite.

A new call for the public to get involved comes following new information about the ten victims. Six victims are from out of state, one being from as far away as Australia, police said Tuesday.

Just before the briefing, New Orleans police released the following information about the victims. Residency is listed in bold:

  • 21-year-old female who remains in the hospital in critical condition. Hammond
  • 19-year-old female who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Arkansas
  • 18-year-old male who mains in the hospital in stable condition. New Orleans
  • 35-year-old male who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Mississippi
  • 21-year-old Amy Matthews who remains in the hospital in stable condition. Amy Australia 
  • 22-year-old male. Harvey
  • 22 year-old male. New Orleans
  • 17 year-old female. Alabama
  • 20-year-old female. Alabama
  • 39-year-old male. Florida

Detectives are requesting for the public's assistance in obtaining any photos or videos taken of the incident or any photos or videos taken from the French Quarter on the night of the shooting to be sent to NOPDTIPS@nola.gov.

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