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Fatal shooting Wednesday afternoon in same block where 2 were killed night before

The shooting took place in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road.

NEW ORLEANS — A male victim was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in the same block where two men were killed the night before, the NOPD said.

Police reported a male victim had been shot and pronounced dead on the scene in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road Wednesday around 1:30 p.m.

Just about 14 hours earlier, two male victims were shot and killed in the same block, around 11 p.m. Tuesday. There has been no information regarding the identities or the ages of those victims. 

Police have not said if the two cases are related. 

Tuesday night, the NOPD received a call of a shooting and officers arriving at the scene found a male laying on the ground suffering from a single gunshot wound. EMTs declared him dead on the scene.

Almost two hours later, around 12:30 a.m., neighbors informed police about a body of another male in a nearby parking lot. He was declared dead on the scene.

There is no information on a suspect or a motive in any of these cases at this time.

NOPD officials have labeled each of the killings a homicide, which means investigators with the NOPD's homicide unit will lead the efforts into investigating the incidents.

Anyone willing to share information that can help police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867

After an autopsy, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victims' names and the official cause of death but not before getting in touch with the victim's family.

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stick with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

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