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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fourth District

by Aaron E. Looney

April 23, 2024

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Fourth District, Homicide

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Fourth District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred on April 22, 2024, in the 300 block of Ptolemy Street that left an adult female deceased.

At about 7:03 p.m. on April 22, NOPD Fourth District officers responded to a call of a shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an adult female gunshot wound victim on scene. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where she was later declared deceased.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are currently available.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victims and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with additional information that can assist in this investigation is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Section detectives at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.