Coroner identifies victim in early morning Gentilly shooting


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD reported a pair of seemingly unrelated shootings occurring in the early hours of Saturday morning.

One occurred in Gentilly, inside the 2800 block of Paris Avenue. Shortly after 5 a.m., officers found a man suffering from at least one gunshot wound.

The victim, later identified as 36-year-old Kenneth Coleman, was treated by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on the scene, but was pronounced dead.

The classification for this shooting was changed to a homicide.

The initial investigation has determined that the victim in this incident is not a resident of the home and the incident is not domestic in nature.

A couple of hours earlier, just before 3 a.m., the NOPD responded to a shooting in the 1200 block of Belleville Street. Upon arrival, officers found another male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

There is no further information is available on either incident at this time.

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