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Two shot at Gretna residence

Approximate location of the shooting in the 2100 block of Hancock St (Google Maps) Approximate location of the shooting in the 2100 block of Hancock St (Google Maps)

FOX 8 received this news release from the Gretna Police Dept. Thursday evening:

On Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 6:36 pm, the Gretna Police Department Communications Division received a call of gun shots being heard in the area of Chilo and Hancock St., Gretna. Police units were dispatched and while en-route, a second call was received stating that there was someone shot at 21xx Hancock Street.

Gretna Police units arrived at 6:38 pm to find two black males shot inside the residence. One victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and a second victim was shot in the shoulder. Both victims were transported to local hospitals, with the victim shot in the head being in critical condition. Both victims were unidentified at time of transport to medical facilities.

Witnesses advised that an unknown black male knocked at the front door and upon one of the victims opening the door the suspect produced a semi-automatic handgun and opened fire. The victim slammed the door shut and the suspect continued to fire through the door striking the second victim.

Gretna Police and the Westbank Major Crime Task for are investigating. Anyone with information is asked to call the Gretna Police Criminal Investigation Division at 504-366-4374 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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