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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD has announced police are searching for a man believed to have critical information pertaining to a deadly New Orleans East shooting that occurred in December.

Detectives have determined 18-year-old Donell Barthelemy to be a person of interest in a double homicide that happened in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway on December 14.

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On the afternoon of the shooting, two men were found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Both were declared dead at the scene.

According to NOPD, investigators have also ordered a cheek swab from Barthelemy to conduct a DNA test in connection to the incident.

Anyone with any information on this incident or Barthelemy’s whereabouts is urged to contact NOPD at 504-658-5300 or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.