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2 dead, 4 injured in 4 overnight shootings in New Orleans

7 years 7 months 3 hours ago Thursday, August 04 2016 Aug 4, 2016 August 04, 2016 8:06 AM August 04, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ
Image: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating four separate shootings that happened overnight in the New Orleans area, leaving two men dead and another four injured.

WWL-TV reports officers responded to a call at the corner of Frenchman and Sere streets at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. Investigators say the victims were all in their late-20s. No word on their conditions or a motive.

In a separate incident, an off-duty NOPD officer was riding his bike at around 11 p.m Wednesday on N. Rampart Street when he heard gunshots. When officers responded to the scene, they found a man lying face down in the grass inside the entrance gates to nearby Louis Armstrong Park. That victim died at the scene.

Out in Lake Terrace, officers reported a shooting at around 2:30 a.m. that morning. Investigators said they are not sure where the shooting actually happened, but they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound near Lakeshore and Pratt drives. 

Police are still looking to determine a motive in the fourth shooting, which happened Uptown at around 7 p.m. Wednesday. A man was shot in the 2600 block of Upperline Street near Freret Street. That victim would die at University Medical Center at around 1:30 a.m. Thursday.

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