METAIRIE, La. — A man is dead and another man is in the hospital after two separate shootings in Metairie early Tuesday.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said the first shooting happened around 1 a.m. near West Metairie and Henry Landry avenues. Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said neighbors called 911 after hearing gunshots. Deputies arriving at the scene found an unidentified 26-year-old unconscious in the area.

The man was taken to University Hospital where he later died.

Lopinto added that there is no information available about a possible motive or suspect in the shooting.

A couple of hours later, a second separate shooting was reported around 3:30 a.m. in the 200 block of North Elm Street near Airline Drive. Authorities say one man was wounded but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Anyone with information about either shooting can call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.


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