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NOPD Investigating Homicide in Third District

by Aaron E. Looney

December 7, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Third District

NOPD Investigating Homicide in Third District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred this evening (December 7, 2022) at the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard that left two people dead.

At about 4:31 p.m., NOPD Third District officers responded to a call of shots fired  at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male and a teenaged juvenile female down in a parking and both having sustained gunshot wounds. The female victim was declared deceased on scene. The male victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was 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 causes of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.