The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred yesterday (January 23, 2020) in the 4100 block of South Carrollton Avenue.
At about 11:40 p.m., NOPD Third District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers learned that a female victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and was transported to an area hospital via private conveyance for treatment.
The victim later expired at the hospital, at which time the NOPD Homicide Unit assumed command of the investigation.
No further details are available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and release cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Leonard Bendy at 504-658-5300, or call anonymously to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.