NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon in New Orleans East.

The incident happened just before 3:30 p.m. in the 6600 block of Virgilian Street.

Investigators said the discovered a woman was sitting in a vehicle when an unknown man opened fire on the car. The woman was shot in the back, and brought to a hospital where she later died, authorities said.

No other details have been released at this time.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.