NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans police say a 16-year-old has been charged in connection with a fatal double shooting.

Police said in a news release that the juvenile was arrested on two counts of second-degree murder, for an aggravated battery shooting that occurred Monday.

Police discovered two adult victims suffering from several gunshot wounds inside a vehicle. Both victims were pronounced dead at the scene.

News outlets report that the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victims as 36-year-old Chantelle Johnson and 51-year-old Darren Cheneau.

Police spokesman Beau Tidwell says investigators do not believe the shooting to be gang-related.

Author photo
The AP is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, as a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members, it can maintain its single-minded focus on newsgathering and its commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism.