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NOPD investigating homicide where victim was shot multiple times in Treme

A victim was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Tuesday night.

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in the 800 block of North Tonti street, according to a press release. 

The press release said that they received a call at 6:11 p.m. about a man suffering multiple gunshot wounds, which they confirmed at 6:26 p.m. on Tuesday.

The shooting happened across from Phyllis Wheatley Elementary so the school was briefly locked down as a precaution.  No students were on campus at the time.

Police said they believe the shooting was a result of an argument.

The NOPD said they have no further information available at this time.

"Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Det. Matt Riffle at 504-658-5300," the press release said. "Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP."

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