NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Police have identified two men shot dead Fat Tuesday night outside a New Orleans venue known as Mardi Gras World.
Deron Hitchens, 25, was found inside a silver car, according to authorities. Kendrell Fields, 28 was found nearby lying on the ground. Both men had been shot multiple times and pronounced dead at the scene.
Another shooting happen inside the venue about 40 minutes before the double murder. Police say a 25-year-old man was struck in the shoulder shortly after 10 p.m. He was transported to the hospital where he’s listed in stable condition.
Police believe the shootings were unrelated.
Atlanta rapper Rich Homie Quan was the performer last night at Mardi Gras World.