Woman shot to death in Canal Street parking lot

(via NOPD)

A woman was shot to death early Monday (Nov. 28) near the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Police were notified of a shooting in the 2400 block of Canal Street, near South Rocheblave, at about 12:30 a.m. They found the woman lying next to her car in a parking lot. She was unresponsive with at least one gunshot wound.

Medical responders arrived and pronounced her dead. She was 40 years old, police said.

The police report states the victim was inside her vehicle when her assailant pulled at the vehicle door and opened it. The assailant fired multiple shots and fled.

No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim’s name upon completion of an autopsy and notification of her family.

Homicide Detective Jameson Diesburg is leading the ongoing investigation. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.

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