NEWORLEANS -- Police were called to the scene of the city's latest murder.

Police are investigating a murder near the intersection of Prentiss Avenue and Providence Place in Pontchartrain Park.

Shortly before 6 p.m., the victim was found just before near railroad tracks at the intersection of Prentiss Avenue and Providence Place, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

An area resident thought he heard the sound of fireworks, but found the victim lying face down moments later. Off-duty NOPD Officer Melvin Hunter, who lives nearby, was alerted and arrived on the scene finding the unresponsive victim to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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