Coroner identifies woman killed in Tuesday morning shooting on North Miro Street

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* UPDATE *

On Thursday morning, the New Orleans Coroner identified the victim in this incident as 38-year-old Chemeka Downs.

The preliminary cause of death has been listed as gunshot wounds.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD reported a fatal shooting in the 3600 block of North Miro Street that left a woman dead, early Tuesday morning.

At around 12:36 a.m., Fifth District officers responded to reports of shots fired at the Ninth Ward location.

Upon arrival, officers located an adult female suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was pronounced dead on scene by EMS.

A full investigation is underway.

Meanwhile, the victim’s identity will not be revealed until completion of an autopsy by the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, followed by notification of family.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is asked to call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111.

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