Coroner identifies Hurricane Laura evacuee killed in Canal St. shooting

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* * UPDATE – On Thursday morning, the New Orleans Coroner’s office identified the victim in this incident as 37-year-old Lymon Brignac.

Brignac died as a result of a gunshot wound.


NEW ORLEANS – On Tuesday morning, the NOPD began investigating a homicide by shooting.

The shooting happened near the intersection of St. Charles and Canal Street.

At about 12:32 p.m., NOPD Eighth District officers and Louisiana State Police on active patrol in the area responded after reportedly hearing gunfire.

Upon arrival, officers located a male victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The official cause of death will be released by the coroner.

Two individuals believed to be related to this incident were detained near the scene. No further details are currently available regarding these individuals.

The victim and detained subjects in this incident are believed to be from the Lake Charles area.

This is an ongoing investigation. Check back for updates.

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