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Man, baby die in shooting near New Orleans bridge

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 14, 2013 at 10:55 am •  Published: November 14, 2013

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man and a 7-month-old boy were fatally shot in an apparent ambush near a New Orleans bridge spanning the Mississippi River.

A police news release says someone opened fire Wednesday night on the car in which the 25-year-old man and the baby were back-seat passengers. The driver then pulled over near the toll plaza of the Crescent City Connection bridge, where the man was pronounced dead. The baby died later at a hospital.

Police do not have a named suspect but believe the shooter knew the man.

The victims were identified Thursday as Deshawn Butler and his son, Deshawn Kinard.

Police chief Ronal Serpas urged anyone with knowledge of the shooting to come forward.