NOPD investigating homicide, shooting in Fifth District

Jim Hanzo
December 01, 2019 - 7:42 pm
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The NOPD is investigating a homicide that left two people dead and two others injured.  It happened today around 12:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Dorgenois Street. 

Officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the block with four victims.  Upon arrival, officers discovered four male victims suffering from gunshot wounds. Two of the victims were declared dead at the scene, while the two remaining victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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