New Orleans police believe pregnant woman, boyfriend were targeted by killers

- New Orleans police believe a pregnant woman and her boyfriend who were gunned down in their car earlier this week were likely targeted by their killers, an official said Friday.

Breon Stewart, 23, and Lionel Delpit III, 25, were shot several times outside their eastern New Orleans apartment Wednesday night. Police said they don’t believe it was a random shooting. Stewart was due to give birth in less than two weeks.

“It was senseless,” Kioke Johnson, a cousin of Stewart, told The Times-Picayune.

Corey Rayford said conversations with his cousin Delpit were dominated by the impending birth of his son, who was to be named after Delpit.

"He was so excited about being a dad," Rayford said. "All he talked about was the baby."

Keenan Lewis, cornerback with the New Orleans Saints and Delpit's brother-in-law, was among family and friends of the victims who gathered Thursday to comfort each other.


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