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One man dead in double shooting near St. Thomas area

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FOX 8 received this news release from NOPD Tuesday night:

NOPD Homicide Detectives are investigating a shooting that left an unidentified man dead and an adult man shot to the hand. The incident occurred in the 400 block of Felicity Street at approximately 7:00 P.M.

Police received a call of a male shoot in the 400 block of Felicity Street at about 7:00 P.M. A call also came in from a Jefferson Parish Deputy that was driving in the area. He stayed on scene until NOPD arrived.

Officers arrived and found a car in the lane of travel unoccupied, a handgun on the scene and an unidentified man lying on the sidewalk shot to the side. He died on the scene. Two occupants of that vehicle are being questioned at this time.

A short while later a man involved in the incident arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the hand.

Officers learned the vehicle that was on the scene along with another vehicle where at that location when gunfire erupted from the occupant(s) of one or both vehicles.

Officers found the other vehicle believed to be involved in the shooting at Delachaise and Coliseum Streets unoccupied. That vehicle was reported stolen. Detectives are also in the process of questioning the person that was shot to the hand.

The incident is under investigation and ongoing.

The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Andrew Waldron.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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