NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The Orleans Parish Coroner has identified the two men killed in New Orleans East earlier this week.
According to a release, the 19-year-old Dejauna Nelson and 36-year-old Antonio Thomas both died of gunshot wounds.
The shooting happened on Tuesday, June 21 when the New Orleans Police Department responded to an area near the New Orleans Lakefront Airport just before 11 p.m.
According to NOPD, the two male victims were pronounced dead in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road.
According to investigators, Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting, and upon their arrival, officers located an unknown male laying on the ground.
While investigating the initial discovery, shortly after 12:30 a.m., neighbors alerted officers and led them to the body of an unknown male in a nearby parking lot. The individual was declared dead on the scene.
Detectives are in the process of gathering information to identify the person(s) responsible for this offense and a motive.
Homicide Detective Michael Haynes is the lead investigator and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact Homicide detectives at (504) 658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.