NOPD investigates homicide in New Orleans East

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred Sunday in the 7000 block of Morrison Road in the Seventh District.

According to NOPD, at around 5:36 p.m., officers were called to the location for a vehicle accident with injury.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a woman suffering from a gunshot wound in her car. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.  

The initial investigation has revealed that the victim was driving eastbound in the 7000 block of Morrison Road when she was approached by an armed suspect and struck by gunfire. It is believed the victim drove away and crashed into another vehicle in the 7200 block of Morrison Road before coming to a stop further down the street. 

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify those responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are currently available. 

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

Anyone with additional information about this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Jamaane Roy at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP. 

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