Mardi Gras Indian Queen Gunned Down In New Orleans East

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The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a double shooting in New Orleans East that left a man in the hospital and the big queen of the Spirit of Fi Yi Yi black-masking Indians dead.

Authorities say they responded to the 7300 block of Read Blvd. Tuesday to find 55-year-old Kim Boutte and an unknown male victim suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to a local hospital, where Boutte was pronounced dead. The man is listed in stable condition.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers.

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