UPDATE: 8/15/2022 — On Monday, August 15, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office released information on the shooting incident that happened in the  6700 block of Downman Rd. According to an autopsy, James Taylor, 41 was killed in the incident from gunshot wounds. Reports show that Taylor passed away on August 11.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— Two shootings in New Orleans East left one person dead and another injured, the New Orleans Police Department announced on Wednesday.

The NOPD says the first shooting happened just before 3:30 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of Trapier Avenue and Dinkins Street near the Little Woods area on a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area.

When officers arrived, a man was found lying near the road suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to the hospital by EMS where NOPD said he died from his injuries about an hour later.

On July 15, the New Orleans Coroner identified the victim in this shooting as 34-year-old James Williams. The preliminary cause of death is listed as a gunshot wound.

Then, around 5:30 p.m., Seventh District detectives began investigating another shooting in New Orleans East, this time in the 6700 block of Downman Road. According to the NOPD, another male victim had been shot, but other details regarding the incident, including the severity of the victim’s injuries, were unavailable.

Detectives continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with any additional information is urged to contact NOPD Seventh District at (504) 658-6070 or Crimestoppers.