Man killed in midnight shooting in 7th ward

Man killed in midnight shooting in 7th ward

NEW ORLEANS - Police are investigating after a shooting left one man dead in the 7th ward overnight.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, officers responded to a shooting around 11:55 p.m. Monday in the 2300 block of St. Anthony Street. At the scene, police discovered a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive,” a statement from 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.

“No further information is available at this time,” police say.

Anyone with information about this shooting is asked to contact NOPD homicide detective Leonard Bendy at 504-658-5300. Residents can also report information to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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