‘Like Wild Wild West going on’: 1 dead, 5 wounded in downtown New Orleans shootout

A suspected gunman was killed in a shootout with police officers in downtown New Orleans that left five others wounded Sunday night (Feb. 17), authorities said, in what a witness described as a manic scene with dozens of shots fired.

“It was like ‘Wild Wild West’ going on,” said a man who was standing near the steps to the New Orleans Public Library. He said he saw a man run down Tulane Avenue then heard about 50 gunshots in a shootout between the man and more than one police officer. The witness said he later saw authorities trying to revive the man after he fell in front of Tulane Medical Center.