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NOPD investigating homicide on Perlita

Officers said they found a man who had been shot multiple times at the scene.
Credit: WWL

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a Tuesday homicide that left one victim dead in the 4500 block of Perlita Street.

According to a press release, NOPD officers responded to a shooting at around 2:00 p.m. Tuesday and found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at the scene. 

The man would succumb to his injuries after being transported to a local hospital.

Officers received information while investigating that a male suspect was possibly inside a residence. This led to a SWAT roll being declared after NOPD Special Operations Division responded. 

Following a standoff, officers discovered that the suspect was not inside the residence and cleared the area.

The press release said that the investigation is ongoing and active and that they have no other information to share at this current time.

"Anyone with information that can assist in this investigation is urged to contact NOPD homicide unit detectives at 504-658-5300, or to report information anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867)," the press release said.

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