The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred during the evening hours on December 28, 2022, in the 4800 block of Viola Street leaving one person dead and a second injured.
At about 8:11 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers learned that a 16-year-old juvenile male gunshot wound victim had relocated from the scene to a local hospital.
Approximately two hours later, after the scene had been cleared, a second gunshot wound victim was found in the area near the scene. The victim was declared deceased on scene. At that time, the incident was reclassified as a homicide.
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 deceased victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Anyone with additional information that can assist in this ongoing investigation is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Det. Rayell Johnson at 504-658-5300. Those seeking to provide information anonymously can do so by contacting Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.