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Wednesday shooting left man dead near North Claiborne Avenue

Upon arrival, police said they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound at the location. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is looking into a homicide in the Tulane/ Gravier area Wednesday afternoon.

According to police, the shooting happened near the intersection of North Claiborne Avenue and Conti Street.

Just before 5 p.m. First District officers were called to the location on a call of an aggravated battery by shooting.

Upon arrival, police said they found a man lying on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Conti Street suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

NOPD said due to theongoing investigation, the westbound lanes of North Claiborne Avenue are currently closed at the intersection of St Louis Street as part of this investigation. An alternate route is encouraged.

No additional information is available at this time.

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stick with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

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