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Arrests made in Lower 9th Ward shooting that left 2 dead, 5 injured

Blair Taylor, 21 and Jeffrey Rivers, 25 (Source: Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office) Blair Taylor, 21 and Jeffrey Rivers, 25 (Source: Orleans Parish Criminal Sheriff's Office)
5400 block of Burgundy St. (FOX 8 Photo) 5400 block of Burgundy St. (FOX 8 Photo)

New Orleans Police have made two arrests in the Lower Ninth Ward shooting on Sunday that killed two people and left five injured.

Police believe Blair Taylor, 21, was the shooter and Jeffrey Rivers, 25, was the driver of the vehicle used in the attack. Both men were booked into Orleans Parish Prison on two counts of first-degree murder and five counts of attempted first-degree murder. Taylor was also charged with one count of possession of stolen property. 

A 16-year-old girl was one of the people fatally wounded and a two young children, ages two and four, were among the critically injured.

Officers say that Jasmine Anderson, 16, and Terrance McBride, 33, were pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe McBride was the intended target.

The shooting also left a third, unidentified woman in critical condition. A 13-year-old girl and 37-year-old woman suffered gunshot wounds, but are expected to live.

The only adult who wasn't hit by the gunfire sprayed at a 9th Ward porch Sunday described the bullets whizzing by.

"All I could see is, I'm like this, and all I could see is the fire from the bullets just missing me," the witness said. "Just really missing me. Like God was really with me and my nephew and my child, because were the only three that didn't get hit."

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