The victim of a fatal shooting in Algiers this week was a father of three who loved playing basketball with his family, his sister said Wednesday.
Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, the Orleans Parish coroner, identified Edward DoBue, 39, as the man killed by seven shots in the 100 block of Pinewood Court about 10:15 p.m. Monday.
His sister, Aurora DoBue, said he was an outgoing man devoted to his family.
DoBue moved to Algiers at a young age and attended O. Perry Walker High School, where he was a member of the band. He had two girls and a boy, ages 15 to 20, his sister said.
“He was a joyful person,” Aurora DoBue said. “He loved life; he would make anybody laugh.”
Neighbors said the man they knew as “Ed” would often ride down Pinewood Court on his bicycle.
DoBue would frequently stop by his sister’s house to play basketball and video games with his nephews, Aurora DoBue said. His last visit with them was on Friday, she said, and his death has left their mother at a loss.
“If anyone knows anything, I want them to come forward,” she said. “He grew up in that area. Everybody knows him.”
Police have not released any information about suspects or a motive in the killing.