NOPD: Two shootings in Algiers are connected


ALGIERS, La. — NOPD investigators say two Algiers shootings Wednesday afternoon are connected, but they are not releasing further details.

The first shooting happened in the 3400 block of Kabel Drive around 1:43.

A man was shot multiple times and found dead in a vehicle on scene. A baby girl was shot in the leg and is expected to be okay. A woman was also in the car, but not injured.

The second shooting happened nearly two hours later in the 1600 block of Southlawn Boulevard.

Investigators said a man was shot in the abdomen and was transported to a local hospital.

A release from NOPD said, “As this is an active investigation still in its early stages, we are not at liberty to provide further details regarding the connection at this time.”

Anyone with additional details that can help investigators is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Lucretia Gantner at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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