Two people die in separate Central City shootings

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Two deadly shootings were reported Saturday (Jan. 6)  in Central City, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

A 27-year-old woman was killed Saturday evening in the 2700 block of Washington Avenue. Sixth District officers arrived at the scene at about 6:15 p.m. and found her on the sidewalk  with multiple gunshot wounds.

She was declared dead at the scene. The Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Cayla Kelley, 27.

The second fatal shooting occurred about four hours later at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Liberty Street.

Police learned of the shooting at 10:22 p.m. and found a male victim, Eddie Matthews, suffering from gunshot wounds. Medical responders took him to a hospital, where he died. Matthews was 64.

No further details are currently available.

Anyone with information that can assist in these investigations is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Section detectives at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

Editor’s note: This report was updated Jan. 9 with the names and ages of the victims. 

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