NOPD investigating homicide of 17-year-old in N.O. East

GF Default - Officials release identity of body found in Wilmington
GF Default - Officials release identity of body found in Wilmington
Updated: Jun. 22, 2019 at 3:00 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - A 17-year-old girl was killed and man was shot in New Orleans East early Saturday morning, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Police say the shooting happened around 2:15 a.m., near Chef Menteur Highway and Knight Drive.

The teen was seated on the passenger side of a pickup truck was pronounced dead on the scene. The adult male driver was transported to a hospital and was listed in stable condition.

The teen was a student at Edna Karr High School.

InspireNOLA CEO Jamar McKneely released a statement saying,"The Edna Karr High School and InspireNOLA family is saddened by the unfortunate death of another one of our students last night due to gun violence. Unfortunately, this marks the fifth death by gun violence that our organization has experienced this year. We need our city to rally around our youth, because this pain is unbearable and we’re losing too many students to gun violence. Please keep our students and families in your prayers."

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