NEW ORLEANS – A police official says investigators believe whoever gunned down a pregnant young woman and her boyfriend in their car earlier this week was targeting the couple. Their baby was due in less than two weeks.
Twenty-three-year-old Breon Stewart and 25-year-old Lionel Delpit III were shot multiple times outside their New Orleans apartment Wednesday night.
New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis is Delpit's brother-in-law. He was among family and friends who gathered Thursday to comfort each other.
WVUE-TV (http://bit.ly/1Nu7jbD) quoted Lewis as saying that Delpit was "all about his family" and always smiling.
The investigation continues.
Cmdr. Doug Eckert is head of the New Orleans Police Department's criminal investigations division. He said it appears the couple were targeted.