The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal double shooting from early Sunday morning.
First District officers responded to the 1500 block of Canal St. around 3:37 a.m. Sunday to a report of two black males laying in a parking lot, police said. Both male victims suffered gunshot wounds and one was pronounced dead at the scene from his injuries, according to NOPD.
The other victim was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but his condition is unknown as of Sunday afternoon.
No further information was available as of Sunday afternoon. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the deceased victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
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