1 killed, 1 injured in Gentilly shooting

One victim was found in the middle of the block. (FOX 8 photo)
One victim was found in the middle of the block. (FOX 8 photo)
A second victim was found in a car that had crashed into a dumpster (FOX 8 photo)
A second victim was found in a car that had crashed into a dumpster (FOX 8 photo)

One person was shot to death and another injured Friday in Gentilly.

The shooting happened at about 7:15 p.m. in the 5600 block of Charlotte Drive.

Witnesses said a 26-year-old driver and his 24-year-old passenger were in a car when another car drove up beside them and opened fire, then sped off.

The passenger got out of the car and collapsed in the middle of the block. He died at the scene with gunshot wounds to his face, arm and leg. The driver threw the car in reverse to escape but hit a dumpster. He was taken to the hospital, but his condition is not known.

No further information was immediately available.

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