Mardi Gras tourist killed in hotel parking lot crossfire

A Mardi Gras reveler visiting New Orleans from South Carolina died after being caught up in crossfire between two cars in a hotel parking lot, his family and police sources said.

Brandon Bovain, a 33-year-old father who went to the Big Easy with his brother and girlfriend last week, was gunned down late Friday after checking into a hotel off Chef Menteur Highway, reported.

Bovain, of Orangeburg, was shot at least once when people from two separate cars suddenly opened fire in the hotel parking lot, where he ran back to grab his cellphone to finish checking in,