UPDATE 9/8/2022 — The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office released more information in relation to the incident. According to autopsy results, the two who were killed in the incident were 28-year-old Tre J. Edwards and 54-year-old Horace Edward. The two were killed by gunshot wounds.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department is on the scene of a double homicide in the Little Woods area Tuesday. The incident happened just before 3 p.m.

According to the NOPD, officers responded to the 7000 block of Yorktown Drive, where two men were found on the scene suffering from gunshot wounds. The two were pronounced dead on the scene.

No further information is available at this time. The NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information in order to find a possible suspect and motive.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office will release both victims’ name’s after an autopsy is done and the families are notified.

Homicide Detective Tanisha Smith is leading the ongoing investigation.

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Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.