NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating two separate shootings that have left one victim dead and a second victim injured.
Around 2:15 p.m., NOPD Command Desk confirmed that a shooting in eastern in New Orleans turned fatal.
A male victim was shot in the 8300 block of Curran Boulevard, near the intersection of Crowder Boulevard. The victim was found shot inside a pickup truck. He was shot multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene.
"Witnesses say they observed at dark older model Chevy Tahoe fleeing the area," said a statement from NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson. Narcotics were found at the scene by police, according to Robertson.
About an hour earlier, a man was shot in the stomach near the intersection of Canal and Rocheblave streets. Officials have not released any information as to the severity of the victim's injuries.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.