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Two dead after two separate Mid-City shootings

NOPD officers investigate a fatal double shooting in the 3000 block of Paguer Street. (Claire Byun, MidCityMessenger.com)

By Claire Byun
cbyun@nolamessenger.com

Two men are dead after two separate shootings around Mid-City Wednesday evening.

The New Orleans Police Department and the FBI are investigating a shooting that killed an armored transport company employee in the parking lot of the Campus Federal Credit Union branch on South Galvez Street. The victim – who is still unidentified – was found by officers lying near an armored transport vehicle and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was transported to the hospital but later died of his injuries, police said.

According to NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said two guards were servicing the bank’s ATM when they were ambushed by at least two people around 4:30 p.m.

“NOPD and FBI investigators are currently working in conjunction to gather evidence and information to identify the persons responsible in this incident, as well as a motive,” police said.

NOPD Homicide Detective Theo Kent is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Those with information relative to this incident can also call the FBI New Orleans Field Office at 504-816-3000 or visit https://tips.fbi.gov.

A second shooting in the 3000 block of Paguer Street left one man dead and another wounded, police said.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two men suffering from gunshot wounds inside of a vehicle. One victim was transported to the hospital while a second victim died from his injuries on scene, police said.

Bystanders said the driver was killed and officers could be seen taking a body out of the driver’s side late Wednesday.

Officers are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person responsible in this incident, as well as a motive, police said. Homicide Detective Clinton Givens is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.

Both victims will be identified by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office with an official cause of death.

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