NOPD: Woman killed in New Orleans East is first homicide of 2021

NOPD: Woman killed in New Orleans East is first homicide of 2021
New Orleans Police are investigating the first homicide of the year that has left a woman dead in New Orleans East. (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are investigating the first homicide of the year that has left a woman dead in New Orleans East.

Police were called to the 7200 block of Morrison Road around 5:35 p.m. Sunday for an accident with injury. When they arrived at the scene, they found a woman inside of a vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to investigators, the woman was driving eastbound in the 7000 block of Morrison Road when she was approached by an armed suspect who opened fire on her vehicle.

Police believe that she drove away from the scene and crashed into another vehicle in the 7200 block of Morrison Rd. before coming to a stop.

Investigators are working to determine a suspect and a motive in the shooting.

Two persons of interest are wanted for questioning in connection with the shooting. They were captured on surveillance camera near the scene of the incident. NOPD believes that they may have information that could aid in the investigation.

NOPD is searching for two persons of interest in the murder of a woman on Morrison Rd. Sunday evening.
NOPD is searching for two persons of interest in the murder of a woman on Morrison Rd. Sunday evening. (Source: NOPD)

If anyone has any information that could help investigators, they are asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Jamaane Roy at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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