Man killed in early morning shooting in New Orleans East
Police say a man was killed after a shooting in New Orleans East early Friday morning.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, the shooting happened around 1:37 a.m. in the 7000 block of Yorktown Drive.
Officers arriving at the scene found a man lying face down in a doorway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where later died.
Police are gathering evidence and information to identify the motive for the shooting and the person responsible.
“No further information is available at this time,” a spokesperson for the NOPD said.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim’s name at a later time.
Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300. Residents can also report information to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.
This is a developing story.