Double homicide Sunday in Central City, NOPD says
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two people were shot to death in Central City early Sunday morning (Dec. 4), New Orleans police said.
The NOPD has provided no details on the victims’ identities or ages, saying only that two males were wounded by gunfire around 8:35 a.m. in the 2900 block of Danneel Street.
Both were taken by New Orleans EMS personnel for treatment at a hospital, where each victim later died of multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
The NOPD said it was working to develop a suspect and motive for the fatal shootings.
According to statistics compiled by the Metropolitan Crime Commission, Sunday’s victims bring New Orleans’ homicide count to 255 with 27 days left in the year. That’s already the highest annual homicide count in the city since 2004, when 264 homicides occurred amid a much higher, pre-Katrina population.
Only 120 homicides were recorded in New Orleans for the entire year in 2019.
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