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NOPD Investigating a Homicide in the Seventh District

by Paris Holmes

January 7, 2022

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, seventh district

NOPD Investigating a Homicide in the Seventh District

NEW ORLEANS - The NOPD is investigating a shooting that occurred today (January 7, 2022) in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

At around 8:59 a.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to an aggravated battery by shooting at the location.  Upon arrival, officers found an adult female suffering with a gunshot wound to the leg.  She was transported to the hospital where she later died.

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 available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

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