Police continue investigation of similar murders near French Quarter

2 shooting deaths in 6 days at same location

Don Ames
February 17, 2019 - 10:20 am

New Orleans Police say it's too early to tell if two shooting deaths at the same location in less than a week are related. 

Both happened in just six days, underneath the I-10 overpass on Claiborne Avenue and Canal Street.

The most recent fatal shooting left one man dead overnight Saturday.

He was found face down under the overpass, suffering from a gunshot wound to the head and body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. 

That incident is believed to have occurred about 4:30 a.m., just feet from where another man was killed last Sunday morning.

According to police, the area is populated with a number of homeless people, many of who suffer from substance abuse and mental health issues.

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