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NEWORLEANS-- Police are investigating an afternoon murder near the intersection of Eagle and Willow streets.

A 30-year-old man was found earlier around 2:25 p.m. in the backyard of a home on Willow Street, police said.

When officers arrived at the home, they found the unresponsive victim, police said. He had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Witnesses in the area observed a Silver 2013 Honda SRV bearing Louisiana plate number WWE 919 fleeing the scene at a high rate of speed, said police. The vehicle is believed to be driven by the suspect or suspects.

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

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