Man killed in double shooting on Central City street

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A shooting Tuesday night (Nov. 7) in Central City left one man dead and another injured, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

At about 8:40 p.m., NOPD Sixth District detectives responded to a call of shooting in the 2900 block of Louisiana Avenue. They found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The Emergency Medical Services brought him to a hospital, where he later died. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Eryn Williams, 44.

Police found a second victim, a 44-year man, in the 3400 block of Willow Street. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries

Homicide Detective Joseph Herman is the lead detective in this ongoing investigation. Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300, or to call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans anonymously at 504-822-1111.

Editor’s note: This report was updated on Nov. 11, after the homicide victim’s name was released. Williams was 44, according to the Coroner’s Office, not 49 as originally stated by the NOPD. 

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