The NOPD is investigating a double murder in New Orleans East.

Two women were found shot to death shortly after midnight Saturday morning near an apartment building in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

The bodies were found on the road.

Police say one of the victims was 25-years-old.  The age of the other victim was not immediately available and the Coroner's Office will attempt to identify her.

The NOPD says each was shot multiple times and pronounced dead on the scene.