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NOPD Investigates Fatal Shooting on Orleans Avenue

by Danielle B. Miller

September 27, 2018

Categories: Be on the Lookout, On Duty

Topics: First District, Homicide

NOPD Investigates Fatal Shooting on Orleans Avenue

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting in the 1900 block of Orleans Avenue, that left one dead and one injured.

First District Officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area, just after 7:00 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered two adult male victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the victims sustained multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on scene by EMS. The second victim sustained a gunshot wound to the foot and was transported to an area hospital to receive treatment for his injuries.

Investigation into the incident is ongoing. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of an autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Daniel Hiatt is leading 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 1-877-903-7867.