Two persons were killed and five others, including three children, were injured Sunday night in a drive-by shooting in the 5400 block of Burgundy Street in the Lower 9th Ward.

The incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m.

Witnesses told investigators a dark colored vehicle, possibly a Honda Accord with a commercial license plate, drove up as several persons were gathered outside a residence.

Shots were fired from the vehicle occupied by several African-American men and the driver then fled at a high rate of speed.

Killed were an 18-year-old female and a 33-year-old male.

Two boys, ages 2 and 4, were critically injured. Also in critical condition was a 32-year-old female.

A 13-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman were listed in stable condition.