The NOPD Homicide Unit is investigating a double homicide that claimed the life of a male and female victim.
Fifth District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at around 5 p.m. near the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and St. Claude Court.
Upon arrival, officers discovered the two victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside a vehicle.
Both victims were treated by EMS but pronounced dead on 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 victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Tindell Murdock 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.