Sheriff Joseph Lopinto reports that at approximately 4:41 pm on November 22, 2017, Second District deputies were notified of a shooting that occurred in the 400 block of Lapalco Blvd. in unincorporated Gretna. Prior to the arrival of deputies, the victim was transported to a local hospital by a Good Samaritan. The victim, a 34-year-old black male from Harvey, was initially listed in critical condition suffering from a single gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was later transported to University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
The victim's identity is being withheld pending the notification of next-of-kin. We will not be releasing any information regarding the identity of the Good Samaritan, who is not believed to be otherwise involved.There is no suspect information or motive available at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call our Homicide Section at 504-364-5300 or contact Crimestoppers.
Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
Public Information Officer