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NOPD Investigating Double Homicide in Seventh District

by Karen Boudrie

September 19, 2023

Categories: Be on the Lookout

Topics: Homicide, Seventh District

NOPD Investigating Double Homicide in Seventh District

The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred on the afternoon of September 19, 2023, in the 10800 block of Chef Menteur Highway that left two people dead.

At about 3:54 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of shots fired at the location. Upon arrival, officers located an unresponsive male subject, and an unresponsive female found to both have sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

The victims were found inside of a vehicle in the parking lot of a business and were declared deceased on scene. 

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 currently available.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victims and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes is the lead investigator in this ongoing investigation.

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