Members of the New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Section are investigating a shooting that left a male juvenile dead and a 14-year-old male injured. The offense occurred shortly before 12:30 A.M., in the 3100 block of Frenchmen Street.
According to investigators, Third District officers responded to a call of a shooting and upon their arrival, the officers located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds to their bodies. Emergency Medical Technicians pronounced one male juvenile dead on scene. The 14-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.
Detectives are in the process of gathering information to identify the person (s) responsible and a motive.
The Orleans Pariah Coroner’s office will release the name of the victim and conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the NOPD Homicide Section at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-7867.