NOPD investigating a homicide on Avenue Claiborne in the district of Leonidas; second homicide on Christmas day | Local politics

A man was killed and another injured on Saturday in a shooting in front of a gas station located south of Avenue Claiborne, in the district of Leonidas. It was the second homicide on Christmas Day in New Orleans.






A window was shot down at the Discount Corner convenience store after a man was killed and another injured on Saturday in a shooting outside the gas station on South Claiborne Avenue in the Leonidas neighborhood of New Orleans , Saturday, December 25, 2021. It was the second homicide on Christmas Day in New Orleans. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Lawyer)




Police responded shortly before 1 p.m. at the Discount Corner gas station in the 8700 block of South Claiborne Avenue, according to a press release from NOPD. Police said the two victims, both 31, ran from the gas station to a residence on Monroe Street. They were taken by ambulance to hospital, where one of the men died.

A police cordon cordoned off the parking lot of the gas station, where a window had been shattered. A separate cordon was in place at the intersection of Nelson Street and Monroe Street.

About two hours earlier, police responded to a call from a shot dead man in a grassy area behind a house on Plum Orchard Avenue. They found the victim dead from a gunshot wound in the lot, which is in the 7300 block of the Chef Menteur Expressway.

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Police did not disclose any further details.






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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the second Christmas Day homicide on South Claiborne Avenue in the Leonidas neighborhood of New Orleans on Saturday, December 25, 2021. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Lawyer)









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NOPD Criminal Lab techs collect evidence of a homicide on South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans’ Leonidas neighborhood on Saturday, December 25, 2021. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Lawyer)









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Police responded shortly before 1 p.m. at the Discount Corner gas station in the 8700 block of South Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans on Saturday, December 25, 2021. Police said the two victims, both 31 years old , had run from the gas station to a residence on Monroe Street. They were taken by ambulance to hospital, where one of the men died. It was the second homicide on Christmas Day in New Orleans. (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Lawyer)




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