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Aug 23, 2014 6:59 PM by AP

2 women killed in eastern New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police are investigating a double shooting in eastern New Orleans that left two women dead.

Police say it happened at about 12:05 a.m. Saturday. Officers who responded found the women lying on the highway with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies.

Police spokesman Garry Flot says one of the victims, a 25-year-old, has been identified but authorities are waiting to notify her family before releasing her name. The coroner's office is working to identify the other victim. Times-Picayune reports paramedics pronounced both women dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact homicide Detective Tanisha Sykes at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.


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