NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two shootings, one fatal, occurred within 12 hours of each other on the same block in the 7th ward.
NOPD reported a drive-by shooting in the 1800 block of Lapeyrouse street on the night of Friday, Dec. 5 just before 9 p.m. The victim, a 24-year-old male, was shot in the leg and taken to the hospital.
The second shooting occurred this morning, Saturday Dec. 6. Police received the call of a man shot in the 1500 block of N. Roman Street. According to NOPD, officers arrived and found an unidentified adult male fatally shot lying in a grassy area at the back of the location. No further information is available at this time.
The 1800 block of Lapeyrouse and the 1500 block of N. Roman intersect. No connection has been drawn between the two incidents.