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NOPD investigates two overnight murders

New Orleans, La.- Police are investigating two fatal shootings that left a 37-year-old man dead in Central City and a 20 -year-old man dead in the Florida area. 

The first shooting happened around 12:21 a.m.

Officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area of Fourth and South Gale Streets where they later located the man lying in the grass suffering from several gunshot wounds to his body. The man is identified as 37-year-old Bobby Jackson. 

He was transported to the hospital where he later died. 

Approximately one minute later, police received a call of a male shot in the 5100 block of Congress Street. 

Officers located a man lying on his front lawn suffering from several gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead on the scene.  That man is identified as 20-year-old Donovan Du gar.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(S) responsible in these shootings, as well as a motive. 

Anyone with information on these incidents is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.

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