NOPD: 1 killed, 1 injured in Central City double shooting

NOPD: 2 women shot, 1 fatally in Central City

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A 25-year-old woman was killed and another woman was injured in a double shooting in Central City Saturday night (June 15), according to New Orleans police.

NOPD spokesman Gary Scheets said the shooting was reported near the intersection of Magnolia Street and Washington Avenue around 8:06 p.m.

Both victims were brought to University Medical Center, where one of the women was pronounced dead. As of 9:20 p.m., the second woman’s condition was not known, but Scheets said she is 27 years old.

According to a preliminary police report released the next day, a man told police he was walking into an apartment in the 2800 block of Magnolia Street, when a white car pulled up and started shooting at him. Both women were struck by the gunfire, according to the report, but the man was not.

No additional details were immediately available.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to contact NOPD homicide detective Michael Polukis at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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