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NOPD Investigates Double Homicide on Perdido Street

by SPO Juan D Barnes Sr

August 3, 2021

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: First District, Homicide

NOPD Investigates Double Homicide on Perdido Street

The NOPD Homicide Unit is investigating a double homicide that claimed the life of an adult male and female victim.

Tonight, August 3, 2021, First District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at around 9:45 p.m. near the intersection of Perdido and South Dorgenios Streets. Upon arrival, officers discovered the two victims suffering from gunshot wound(s) in the street.

Both victims were pronounced dead on the scene.

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

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Jameson Diesburg is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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