Victim identified in deadly Algiers double shooting

NEW ORLEANS – Police are investigating a deadly double shooting in Algiers Saturday night.

According to New Orleans Police, one woman was killed and a second woman was taken to the hospital after a shooting in the 800 block of Vallette Street. The woman who was killed was later identified as 29-year-old Brittney Johnson.

Police responding to the scene discovered a door to a home open and a 29-year-old woman suffering multiple gunshot wounds inside. EMS pronounced her dead at the scene. The second woman was also found inside the home and transported from the scene.

'Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that both female victims were involved in an altercation," NOPD said.

Police are still gathering evidence and information to identify the motive and those responsible for the shooting.

A preliminary report also included a child was in the home at the time of the shooting. Police said the child, whose age was not given, has been placed in protective custody.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and will release the victim's name at a later time.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman at 504-658-5300. Residents can also report information to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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