2 dead, 2 wounded in separate shootings

New Orleans, La.- The New Orleans Police Department is investigating two shootings that left two people dead and two wounded.

The first shooting happened in the 7th Ward shortly before 11 p.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of North Claiborne Ave.  Investigators say 35-year-old Mattnell Allen was killed and a 37-year-old female was shot.

Police say Mattnell was found shot several times, lying in the street and was pronounced dead on the scene.  The woman was shot to the abdomen and was transported to the hospital where she was taken into surgery.

A short time later, around 1:30 a.m. Monday, police responded to another shooting in the 7700 block of Branch Street in New Orleans East.

Investigators say an 18-year-old woman was killed and a 19-year-old man was shot inside of a home.

The woman, identified as Marguerite Washington, was found shot to the body inside of the house and died on the scene. The man was transported to the hospital and taken into surgery.

If you have any information on either shooting, please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111.