By The Associated Press
July 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — Four people have been killed in two separate shootings Friday, New Orleans Police said.
Officer Garry Flot, a spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, said two women — ages 58 and 28 — and a 26-year-old man were shot and killed at a home on Old Prieur Street in the city’s 7th Ward. Flot said the victims were discovered by police about 4:15 p.m.
Police Superintendent Ronal Serpas wouldn’t identify the victims until family members were notified.
He asked for the public’s help with information regarding the triple murder, saying there were no signs of forced entry into the home. In addition, he said, there were no calls to police reporting gunfire or suspicious activity in the neighborhood.
In a separate shooting, around 4 p.m., a man, 61, was killed while sitting inside a van parked on Verbena Street in the city’s Gentilly area.
Police said the victim was shot multiple times when a second vehicle pulled alongside the van and opened fire. He was pronounced dead at an area hospital
Police haven’t released any information on a possible suspect or a motive in either case.