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NOPD Investigating Double Homicide on Palmetto Street

by Aaron E. Looney

January 29, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Second District

NOPD Investigating Double Homicide on Palmetto Street

The NOPD today (January 29, 2018) is investigating a fatal shooting that left two victims dead in the 8200 block of Palmetto Street.

At about 8:11 a.m., Second District officers responded to a wellness check call at an aparment complex in the block. Upon arrival, officers entered an apartment and discovered two unresponsive victims – one male and one female – on the floor and suffering from apparent fatal gunshot wounds. The victims were pronounced dead at 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 victims' name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Richard Chambers 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.