NOPD: 2 dead after N.O. East triple shooting

* UPDATE *

The coroner has identified the victims as 61-year-old Stephen George Jr. and 40-year-old Kendrick Cockerham.

Both men sustained fatal gunshot wounds.


NEW ORLEANS – Two people are now confirmed dead after a shooting at the intersection of Downman and Dwyer roads.

NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of shots fired around 2:21 P.M.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two male victims in the area suffering from gunshot wounds.

One of the victims was declared dead at the scene.

The second victim was transported to an area hospital, where he later died.

This investigation is ongoing.

Officials are currently gathering evidence and information to identify those responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Nickolas Davis is leading this investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.

Those with information can also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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