Police said Breon
Stewart, 23, and Lionel Delpitt, 25, suffered multiple gunshot
wounds inside the car, which was found stopped on a service road
around 10 p.m. on Thursday.
"At this time we feel confidant this wasn't a random act," a New
Orleans police spokesman said.
Authorities said the shooter could face three counts of murder
for killing Stewart's unborn baby.
The New Orleans Advocate reported the victims were a couple and
expecting the baby next year.
Professional football player Keenan Lewis, a defensive back on
the New Orleans Saints, told local media on Thursday that
Delpitt was his brother-in-law and a "loving, caring guy."
Police have not said if they have identified suspects in the
case, but asked for any credible information the public could
(Reporting by Victoria Cavaliere)
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