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N.O. police investigate Algiers double shooting

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Posted: Jun 14, 2012 2:23 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Police, New, Orleans, Algiers, Shooting

NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting in Algiers that has left one man dead and another in critical condition.

It happened about 11:15 a.m. Thursday.

Police say the two people were shot while inside a car. Police say the shooter was sitting in the back of the car when he opened fire.

Department spokesman Garry Flot says the injured man was shot multiple times and transported to an area hospital for treatment.

SWAT units and others are searching the area for the gunman, who was seen running from the area. Police believe he may be hiding in an abandoned house.

The victims' identities have not been released.

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