NOPD investigating two separate murders in Gentilly, Hollygrove Saturday night

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Posted on September 29, 2012 at 9:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Sep 30 at 1:19 AM

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NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating two homicide cases, with two men murdered less than an hour apart, in the Hollygrove and Gentilly neighborhoods Saturday night.

Shortly after 8:00 p.m., police confirmed the first murder, with a 60-year-old male victim shot in the head in the 3100 block of Marigny Street, according to Officer Garry Flot, a police spokesman.

The victim's body was found inside of a dark colored Chrysler Sebring. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Then shortly after 9:00 p.m., police confirmed the second murder.  A 27-year-old male was found shot to death in the 8900 block of Marks Street in Hollygrove.

The man was shot several times on the porch of a home. He was also pronounced dead on the scene.

Earlier in the evening, a man was also shot near Humanity and Mandeville.  The victim was shot in the leg, and his wounds were not life-threatening, Flot said.

The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of family members.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.  Callers do not have to give their name and could earn a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.

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