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5 recent shooting victims identified in Orleans Parish

Published: Apr. 11, 2022 at 12:02 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 12, 2022 at 10:28 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Five people recently killed during a violent weekend in New Orleans have been identified by the parish coroner.

The violence began Friday, April 8, around 11:20 a.m. in Algiers. The New Orleans Police Department says a 63-year-old man was shot and killed in the 1200 block of Sumner Street. On Monday, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Kenneth Faggin. Police say Faggin was shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.

Friday night, police say a man, identified as Darren Deal, 28, was found shot to death in the West Lake Forest neighborhood of New Orleans East. Officers responded to the shooting around 10:27 p.m. and found the man unresponsive in a parking lot in the 6800 block of Tara Lane.

On Saturday, one of two men shot at the intersection of 1st Street and N. Claiborne Avenue died from his injuries. He was identified as 31-year-old, Ronnell Owney.

Two men killed Saturday in Algiers in two separate shootings were identified as well.

Corey Page, 46, was killed within the same 2.7-mile radius as the other victims. Detectives say he was found near a home in the 3700 block of Herschel Street around 4:18 a.m.

The coroner says David Curley, 38, was killed in an apartment complex driveway on Cobblestone Lane just after noon. An unidentified woman was found slain in the same complex Friday night.

The NOPD has not said whether they believe the shootings are connected or retaliatory in nature.

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The violence continued early Monday morning when a man was shot in New Orleans East on Alcee Fortier Boulevard at 1:30 a.m., NOPD said.

In total, 14 people have been shot in the New Orleans area since Faggins’ death Friday morning, including five people in four separate Algiers shootings.

According to data from the Metropolitan Crime Commission, 2022′s 77 homicides are a 51% increase over last year at the same time. The 132 shootings are only up 8% over 2021, but 61% over 2020 and a 132% increase since 2019.

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