NOPD: One suspect arrested, second suspect sought in Gentilly double shooting

NOPD: One suspect arrested, second suspect sought in Gentilly double shooting
22-year-old Danisha Smith (L) and 19-year-old Kijuan Smith (R) (Source: NOPD)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police say they have arrested one suspect and are searching for another in connection with a double shooting in Gentilly Thursday evening.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 5300 block of Franklin Ave. around 5:20 p.m.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found two people suffering from gunshot wounds. They were both transported to a local hospital for treatment. Their conditions are currently unknown.

Investigators were able to quickly identify two suspects in the shooting.

Police arrested 22-year-old Danisha Smith and booked her into the Orleans Parish Justice Center with two counts of aggravated second degree battery.

NOPD is searching for 19-year-old Kijuan Smith. Once arrested, he will be booked with two counts of aggravated second-degree battery and illegal use of a firearm during a crime of violence.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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