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JAN. 11 UPDATE: The NOPD reported that 17-year-old Donell Barthelemy has been located and interviewed as a person of interest in connection with this investigation, which remains active and ongoing.

On December 20, 2021, detectives obtained a buccal swab warrant to obtain a DNA sample from Barthelemy in connection with this incident.

Barthelemy is not wanted on criminal charges at this time. 

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department reported a fatal shooting that involved two victims in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway on Tuesday afternoon.

According to an NOPD report, the investigation into the double homicide began around 4:13 p.m.

Upon arrival at the New Orleans East location, Seventh District officers found two males suffering from gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced dead on the scene.

Neither the age nor the identity of either victim has been released.

There is no further information at this time.