NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Two women died in a hospital after being shot multiple times in the New Orleans Tremé area on Friday, May 12.

Officials with the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) said the shooting was first reported around 1:31 a.m. in the 1000 block of North Claiborne Avenue.

At the scene, police said they found two women suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. They were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment, but both victims died shortly after.

NOPD officials said investigators are working to gather evidence in the case to identify a suspect or motive.

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