Second person in 14 hours slain in Hoffman Triangle area, NOPD says

Published: Aug. 27, 2022 at 3:06 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 46-year-old man was shot to death Saturday (Aug. 27) afternoon in the Hoffman Triangle area, New Orleans police said.

The killing was the second in the area in a span of roughly 14 hours. Two men were shot Friday night around 11:09 p.m. as they stood outside a bar at the corner of Washington Avenue and South Rocheblave Street, by gunmen who opened fire from a vehicle, police said. One of the victims -- a 39-year-old man whose identity has not been disclosed -- died after arriving for hospital treatment.

Saturday afternoon’s fatal shooting was reported around 1:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of South Johnson Street, about a quarter-mile from the scene of Friday night’s double shooting.

Another shooting was reported earlier Saturday near the Desire neighborhood. Police said a man sustained a graze wound to his leg around 10:05 a.m. in a shooting in the 3300 block of Oliver White Avenue.

This developing story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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