Two arrested on attempted murder charges, NOPD says

Two arrested on attempted murder charges, NOPD says
The New Orleans Police Department has arrested two women wanted on attempted murder charges.  Source: NOPD

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department has arrested two women wanted on attempted murder charges.

Leroniequa Mitchell and Lerionte Mitchell were charged with attempted second-degree murder and for principal to attempted second-degree murder after a shooting incident that happened on Monday.

NOPD said around 7:20 p.m., the suspects arrived in the 4900 block of Knight Drive to meet with the known victims. Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that the planned meeting occurred due to an ongoing conflict that started on social media.

Once at the location, Leroniequa Mitchell produced a pistol and fired multiple rounds at the victims, striking one of the victims in the side and arm, according to the report.

Officers said Leroniequa Mitchell then approached and placed the pistol against the second victim's head while making verbal threats.

Lerionte Mitchell threatened to kill the victims and implied that she also had a firearm.

Both suspects fled the scene together and were later apprehended by Seventh District officers.

Leroniequa Mitchell was booked with two counts of attempted second-degree murder and one count of illegal use of weapons during a crime of violence.

Lerionte Mitchell was booked with two counts of principal to attempted second-degree murder.

Anyone with any information on the incident should contact any Seventh District officer at 504-658-6070. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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