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Two shot on N. Claiborne; female victim unidentified

New Orleans Police are working to identify the suspect and motive

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Police are investigating the death of an unidentified female in a double shooting that also wounded a man.

It happened at the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Columbus Street.     

Police say around 9:00 p.m. Saturday, First District officers responded to a call of “shots fired” and found the female victim. She was pronounced dead after EMS personnel arrived.     

Shortly after, the adult male victim arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the body.   It's unknown at this time the extent of his injuries. 

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the female victim and conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause death.    

Investigators are still in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) involved in this incident, as well as a motive.  Homicide Detective Brittany Kimbrough is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111, or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP(7867).   

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