NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Two men are dead and three other people are wounded after shots rang out in Central City Thursday night, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The NOPD says officers responded to the corner of St. Andrew Street and Rev. John Raphael Jr. Way just after 8:12 p.m. where they found three men and two women suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims were described as:

  • Three men ages 30, 50, and 53
  • Two women ages 47 and one with an undetermined age

We’re told the 50-year-old man died at the scene. The four other victims were taken to an area hospital where another victim, the 53-year-old man, later died.

The victims were later identified as 50-year-old Larry Carney and 54-year-old Reginald Hardy. Preliminary causes of death for both victims have been listed as gunshot wounds.

It is unknown if police are searching for a suspect in connection to a shooting. Details regarding a suspect and motive were unavailable.

Anyone with any information regarding the shooting is urged to contact the NOPD’s Homicide Section at 504-658-5300.

Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans by calling (504) 821-1111 or toll-free at (877) 903-7867. To submit a tip online, click here.

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