UPDATE — On August 2, the Orleans Parish Coroner identified the man killed in this incident. Officials say 68-year-old Herman Charles died as a result of the gunshot wound he sustained three days prior, on July 31.

Charles’s son is still believed to be the perpetrator of this shooting. After allegedly shooting his father, the son turned the gun on himself.

WGNO has not received any new information on the medical status of the son.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — One man is dead and another was hospitalized after a shooting in a Hollygrove neighborhood early Sunday morning. According to the New Orleans Police Department, one gunshot was self-inflicted.

Officers responded to the scene in the 2800 block of Cherry Street just before 4:00 a.m. Upon arrival, the NOPD says they learned that a 30-year-old man had fatally shot his 68-year-old father and then turned the gun on himself.

The 30-year-old was taken to the hospital by EMS but his condition is not known. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the deceased victim’s identity and the official cause of death after an autopsy is done and his family is notified.

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Homicide Detective M. Riffle is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP(7867).