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‘My cousin is like my best friend’: 2 men shot to death in Metairie, JPSO says

2 killed in Metairie
2 killed in Metairie
Published: Jan. 18, 2022 at 7:45 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 18, 2022 at 3:31 PM CST
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METAIRIE, La. (WVUE) - Two men were found shot to death Monday night (Jan. 17) in Metairie, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

The victims were discovered in the 600 block of Rosa Avenue by a friend who called 911 at 9:24 p.m., according to JPSO spokesman Glen Boyd.

The victims were identified by family members at the scene as Jonathan Pizzuto, 38, and William Mitchell, 36.

“I can’t even put into words. I’m just so lost. I don’t understand who would do something like this and they didn’t even take anything,” said a family member on scene.

“I was literally at the house ... I had left maybe 30 minutes and I get a phone call an hour later, ‘Have you talked to Will or John?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, I just left the house a little while ago.’ And his friend says, ‘Well, we came in and found both of them dead.’”

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No other details were immediately available.

“If anybody knows Jonathan and Will, please just come forward. You’re hurting so many people,” said the family member.

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