NOPD investigating stabbing death near old U.S. Mint on Decatur Street

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New Orleans Police said detectives are investigating an incident in which two men were stabbed, one fatally, on Monday along Decatur Street, near the old U.S. Mint building.

The incident occurred shortly after 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of Decatur Street, where officers were called to respond to a stabbing and upon arrival, located two male victims who sustained stab wounds, one of whom emergency medical technicians pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NOPD.

Police said the second male victim was transported to a local hospital, where he is currently listed in stable condition.

Detectives with the NOPD’s Homicide Section are in the process of gathering information to identify a perpetrator and their motive, police said.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the identity of the victim and cause of death once an autopsy is complete and family has been notified, according to the NOPD.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact the NOPD at 504-821-2222, Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or 1-877-903-7867, or Detective Walter Edmond, who is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.