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NOPD investigating fatal stabbing in Holy Cross neighborhood

This is the second murder in New Orleans Sunday, with another body being found in a car in New Orleans East earlier in the day.

NEW ORLEANS — The NOPD is investigating after a man was killed in the Holy Cross neighborhood in the Lower Ninth Ward, Sunday afternoon. 

According to our partners at Time Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, NOPD said they responded to calls of a stabbing at a gas station in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue at around 1:25 p.m.

Upon arrival, police said they found a man describes to be about 50-years-old, fatally injured.

EMS pronounced him dead on the scene.

A gas station employee saw what happened and described the incident.

According to Time Picayune | New Orleans Advocate, the employee said the victim pulled up to the gas pump and began to fille up his car when another car pulled up to the man, pointed at him, pulled out a large knife and cut the mans neck.

NOPD confirmed the knife was a "machete type weapon".

That victim has not been identified as of Sunday afternoon, and police have not released any details about a suspect or motive in the killing. 

This is the second murder in New Orleans Sunday, with another body being found in a car in New Orleans East earlier in the day. 

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