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NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a woman near the Industrial Canal.

The female victim was shot near France Road and Almonaster Avenue, in the Desire neighborhood, according to NOPD. The woman's body was spotted underneath the high-rise bridge on Interstate 10 around 11 a.m. by a passerby, who then called police.

When officers arrived at the location, they found the woman on the ground. The victim had been shot and was pronounced dead on the scene, according to police.

The unidentified woman's death is the third fatal shooting of the day. Two men were fatally shot early Tuesday less than a mile from where the female victim was found. will update the story with more details as they come available.

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