Apparent murder-suicide attempt leaves Hollygrove man dead, his son hospitalized

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(via NOPD)

A 30-year-old man is accused of killing his father inside their Hollygrove home early Sunday, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

The accused shooter then turned the gun on himself, police said. His injury was not fatal, authorities said.

Police who were called to home in the 2800 block of Cherry Street at about 3:55 a.m. found the older man dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office later identified the victim as Herman Charles. He was 68.

His son was taken to the emergency room to be treated for a gunshot wound.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time, police said.

Homicide Detective M. Riffle 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 504-822-1111.

This report was updated Aug. 2 with the name of the victim. 

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