Second-line parade ends in shooting death and critical injury

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A shooting that erupted as the Young Men Olympian second-line was winding down Sunday (Sept. 26) in Central City left a man dead and a woman critically injured.

At about 5 p.m., NOPD officers on parade detail responded to shots fired at Josephine and South Liberty streets, where the parade was disbanding.

The officers found George Finney man suffering with multiple gunshot wounds. Finney was pronounced dead on the scene. He was 38.

Another victim, a 67-year-old woman, was found suffering with a gunshot wound to her face. She was transported to the hospital and is currently in critical condition, police said.

No additional details are available at this time. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Nick Davis at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

This story was updated on Sept. 28 with the name of the homicide victim. 


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