NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in the Lower Ninth Ward Friday afternoon.
According to police, the shooting happened in the 2000 block of Alabo Street around 3:15 p.m.
Police said they were called to the location after a reported aggravated battery by shooting. A 27-year-old man was found at the location suffering from several gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.
The victim's identity will be released after the Orleans Parish Coroners Office does an autopsy and the family is notified.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Michael Polukis at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.