NEW ORLEANS — NOPD officers are investigating the death of a man in the Lower Ninth Ward as a murder Friday morning. 

The shooting was reported around 10:15 a.m. near the intersection of Florida Avenue and Gordon Street. That intersection is located by the waterfront at the Main Outfall Canal between the Lower Ninth Ward and New Orleans East. 

Police said the man had what appeared to be a gunshot wound. He was not identified pending notification of his next of kin. 

Authorities encourage anybody with information about the murder to contact Crimestoppers at  (504) 837-8477.

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