NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating a homicide Monday night in the Gentilly Terrace neighborhood that claimed the life of a 26-year-old man.

Around 8 p.m., NOPD Third District officers were called to the 2400 block of Dreux Avenue to follow up on a report of an aggravated battery by shooting. When officers arrived, they found a 26-year-old who had been shot in the chest. The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.

This investigation is on-going. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Officer will release the name of the victim and the official cause of death.

No further information is available at this time.

Homicide Detective Maggie McCourt is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident.

Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.