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NOPD Investigates Double Shooting Involving 7-year-old Child

by Ambria R. Washington

April 15, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Assault/Battery, Third District

NOPD Investigates Double Shooting Involving 7-year-old Child

Investigators in the Third District are questioning a suspect in custody regarding a double shooting incident that injured an adult female victim and a 7-year-old male child early this morning (April 15).

At around 4:54 a.m., Third District officers responded to shots fired in the 3400 block of New Orleans Street. Upon arrival, officers discovered two victims suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a home. The male victim is suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach while the female victim is suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot. Both victims were transported to the hospital by EMS and are listed in stable condition.

The victims were asleep in the home when they heard a loud noise. When the victims looked at their security camera, they saw an unknown male subject on their front porch. The victims then began screaming, and the male subject started shooting into the house. The perpetrator then fled the location in an unknown direction. As the investigation progressed, it was determined that both victims were cousins.

Other family members were also present in the home during the incident but were not injured. Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information, as well as a motive.

No further information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact Third District detectives at 504-658-6030. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.