Members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating the shooting death of a 52-year-old man and the shooting of a 45-year-old female. The incident occurred this morning, shortly after 3:00 A.M., on Interstate 10 East at the Esplanade exit. The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family members.
According to investigators, First District officers responded to a report of gunfire and upon their arrival, found the victims inside of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. The man expired on the scene and the 45-year-old woman was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries.
No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.
Homicide Detective Lucretia Gantner is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.
Anyone with information or can identify the person(s) responsible for this crime is asked to contact the Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.