New Orleans Police are still investigating whether two shootings that occurred within a block of each other are connected. The first happened Tuesday night in the 5200 block of Lakeview Court in New Orleans East. Another followed on Wednesday night in the 5100 block.
“We do not have enough information to confirm whether or not this shooting incident is related to the [Tuesday] shooting in the same area,” said NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble.
On Tuesday at 11:45 p.m., an argument during a party led to two men being shot multiple times each, police said.
Two men, both 18, were taken to the hospital and treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
Then Wednesday, a 40-year-old female was injured after she shot in the hip and a 42-year-old man died from multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and torso, according to police. The deceased man’s name has not yet been released by the Orleans Parish Coroner.
Anyone with information is asked to call 7th District detectives at (504) 658-6070 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.