NOPD investigates deadly 7th ward double shooting

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New Orleans Police homicide detectives tonight are investigating a fatal shooting near the intersection of North Tonti Street and A.P. Tureaud Avenue.

Police say around 7:25 p.m., officers were sent to investigate a shooting in that location.

"Two victims were shot at the location. They both arrived at a local hospital by private conveyance ," said police in a statement. Officer say one of the victims died a short time later.

This crime is the latest in a sudden increase in violence over the last few days in the Crescent City.

Police say anyone who has information should call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at (877) 903-7867 (STOP). Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to leave their names and may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.