A 34-year-old man was killed and a 79-year-old injured in a shooting in Central City on Sunday afternoon.
The NOPD is investigating the homicide incident that started near Martin Luther King Boulevard and Freret Street on Sunday, Feb. 17.
At around 1:32 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to a call of a male shot at the intersection. When officers arrived at the intersection, they discovered the 34-year-old male victim lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.
The victim was pronounced dead on scene. Officer also learned that a 79-year-old male victim, who was in the area, had received a gunshot wound to the leg from a stray bullet. He was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Homicide Detective Barrett Morton is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-STOP.
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