(April 23, 2013) The New Orleans Police Department’s Homicide Division is investigating the fatal shooting of two unidentified men and the injuring of an 8-year-old boy. The shooting occurred this evening around 5:50 P.M., in the 4000 block of Baudin Street.
First District officers responded to a call of “multiple shots fired”, and upon their arrival, found both men on the porch of a residence suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies. Both men were pronounced dead on the scene. Officers learned of a third victim, an 8-year-old boy, who sustained a gunshot wound to the stomach and arm; he was transported to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
After the shooting the suspects were observed fleeing the scene in possibly a Red Chrysler Minivan.
Currently, investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) involved in this incident, as well as a motive.
Homicide Detective Clinton Givens is in charge of the investigation.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP (7867). You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.
The New Orleans Police Department, under the leadership of Superintendent Ronal W. Serpas, is engaged in a complete transformation in its approach to ensuring that New Orleans is a safer place to live, work and visit. To learn more about the NOPD and our services, visit http://www.nola.gov/GOVERNMENT/NOPD.
Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged with R.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Frank B. Robertson, III