Two killed, two injured in shooting in Pines Village area of New Orleans East

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 10:12 PM CDT|Updated: May. 21, 2023 at 8:42 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Two people were killed and two others injured in a shooting Saturday night (May 20) in the Pines Village section of New Orleans East, police said.

The NOPD said the victims were shot around 9 p.m. in the 6000 block of Beechcraft Street.

Police said a 17-year-old boy was found dead at the scene, and a 31-year-old woman was shot inside a car found less than a half-mile away in the 3900 block of Downman Road. She was taken from there for treatment but died at the hospital, police said. The identities of the deceased victims have not been disclosed.

An infant inside the woman’s car was not injured, police said.

Two other victims believed shot on Beechcraft Street -- a 20-year-old man and a 13-year-old boy -- later arrived seeking hospital treatment by private vehicle, police said. The NOPD did not explain whether they were related to the slain victims or had been in the woman’s car. The 20-year-old was said to be stable upon arrival, but his condition was not disclosed.

The 13-year-old sustained a gunshot wound to the elbow and was taken to Children’s Hospital for treatment, police said.

Investigators said two suspects -- one with a rifle, the other with a handgun -- are believed to have carried out the shootings.

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