NEWORLEANS- Police are investigating the death of a man in New Orleans East Friday morning.

The incident occurred before 8 a.m. in the 6900 block of Boston Drive.

According to police, officers were investigating a call when the body of a man was found lying in the back yard of an abandoned residence.

Police said the victim was shot several times to the body and was pronounced dead on the scene.

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

Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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