Coroner Identifies Man Killed During Shootout With New Orleans Police

The New Orleans Police Department says a 17-year-old girl was killed, and a man was hurt, in a shooting that took place near the intersection of Chef Menteur Highway and Knight Drive.

Police said around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival, police found a 17-year-old female victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds seated on the passenger side of a pickup truck. She died at the scene.

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The driver, who has not been identified yet, was also shot. Police said he went to a hospital and is stable.

Investigators are still gathering evidence and information to identify a motive and a possible suspect.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine official cause of death and release the victim's name upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111

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