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NOPD investigates double shooting in Central City

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Two people were shot Thursday in Central City.

At about 6:43 p.m., police received a call from a woman who said she and a man had been shot by an unknown subject while they were standing on the corner of Third and Saratoga streets. The shooter fled the scene in the direction of Daneel Street. No description was available.

The male victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head and was taken to the hospital via EMS in critical condition. The female victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the knee and was also transported via EMS.

Sixth District Detective Christopher Puccio is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-6060.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at 

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