** UPDATE **
On July 23, the New Orleans Coroner identified the victim in this incident as 44-year-old Johnny Nora.
NEW ORLEANS – On Monday, the NOPD began investigating a double shooting in CBD.
At around 2:05 p.m., Sixth District officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 2800 block of Jackson Avenue.
Upon arrival, officers discovered two males inside of a vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.
During the investigation, officers learned that the occupants of a black sedan pulled up on side of the victims’ vehicle and began firing shots from the passenger side, killing the driver and injuring the passenger.
The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene, and the passenger was transported to an area hospital by EMS.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact lead Homicide Detective Thaddeus Williams at 504-658-5300.
Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.