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Two teen girls shot, dumped in far corner of N.O. East; 3 arrested

Published: Jun. 10, 2022 at 3:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 22, 2022 at 12:59 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Three people are behind bars after two young girls were found shot and dumped in a far corner of New Orleans East, according to officials from the New Orleans Police Department and the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Two girls from St. Tammany Parish, ages 14 and 15, were found shot and dumped near the intersection of Marques Road and Chef Menteur Highway in the Venetian Isles area of New Orleans East around 5:30 a.m. on Thurs., June 9, STPSO says. They were both taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

Jordan Mitchell, 19, of Slidell, was taken into custody at his parent’s home in the French Branch area of Slidell shortly after 7 p.m. He is facing two counts of attempted murder.

On June 10, two 17-year-old juvenile black males from Slidell were arrested on two counts of principal to attempted first-degree murder and failure to seek assistance.

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The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call NOPD detectives at 504-658-6070 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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