Double murder on Esplanade hours after another homicide

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Cops in New Orleans say two people were shot and killed Sunday evening in Treme.

"The NOPD is investigating a homicide at the intersection of Esplanade and N. Claiborne," Detective James Roberson notified the media.

Responding officers found "two adult gunshot wound victims."

One of them died on the scene.

"The second victim has unfortunately succumbed to their injuries," Roberson said a short time later. "This should be considered a double homicide."

He says initial information was received at about 7:10pm.

There was a separate shooting early Sunday morning at Esplanade and Frenchman.

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