2 killed, 4 wounded in overnight New Orleans mass shooting

Published: Dec. 26, 2022 at 7:46 AM CST|Updated: Dec. 26, 2022 at 12:04 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An overnight mass shooting killed two 19-year-olds and wounded four others in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, according to police.

The shooting happened at around 12:30 a.m. on Mon., Dec. 26 in the 2000 block of St. Maurice Street, the New Orleans Police Department reports.

Investigators say first responders found four victims suffering from gunshot wounds at a large gathering, possibly a holiday party.

A man and woman, both 19, were pronounced dead on the scene, the NOPD says.

Authorities say two 18-year-old men were taken to the hospital, and two female victims, ages 17 and 18, arrived at a hospital in a private vehicle. The NOPD says their injuries are not life-threatening.


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Officials were unable to confirm if the residence was being used as a short-term rental. A spokesperson for AirBnB said they do not have a listing at the address in question.

Detectives are working to identify a suspect and motive.

The identities of the deceased victims will be released by the parish coroner.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the NOPD Homicide Division at (504) 658-5300.

Crimestoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. You can contact them anonymously at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-7867.

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