New Orleans police Chief Anthony Batts has called for unity after police say a young man was shot and killed in front of a home near the corner of St. Claude and Burtonsville streets.
Batts said Tuesday night that the officers were trying to make contact with a man on a porch when the shooting occurred.
He did not say if anyone was wounded.
Batons said he was not aware of any other shots fired.
The officer was transported to the hospital, Batts’ office said in a statement.
Batters home is on St. Bernard Ave.
near the intersection of St Claude and St. Burtysville streets, about three blocks from where a man was killed by police a day earlier.
He called the incident a tragic accident.
Bathes statement came two days after two other officers were shot and injured in a separate incident in the same area.
Both officers were taken to an area hospital and are expected to survive.
In a separate shooting on Sunday, another police officer was shot in the shoulder while responding to a call of a person in a home in the 5300 block of South Burttsville, Batters office said.
The shooting took place around 9:30 p.m. and was not being considered a homicide.
In another incident on Monday, a man and a woman were shot near the home of Batts family in the 6800 block of St Bernard Ave., Batts office said, citing a news release.
Police said they were trying with no success to contact the man, who has not been identified.
The man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman was taken to the local hospital, where she was listed in good condition.
Batches office said they do not know why the man and woman were targeted.
He said police will continue to work with the families to identify and capture the people responsible.