NEW ORLEANS — A male victim was shot and killed in the Fairgrounds neighborhood Monday evening, a spokesperson with the New Orleans Police Department said.

The killing happened near the intersection of Paris Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard.

NOPD officers found the victim when they responded to a shooting call, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Police reported the killing around 8:30 p.m., but they said they got the call around 8:05 p.m.

When police told local news organizations about the shooting, they did not share the victim's age.

NOPD detectives were in the process of investigating the killing, the spokesperson said. The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name after having completed an autopsy.

Anyone with information can contact NOPD's Homicide Unit at 504.658.5300 or call Crimestoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free at 1.877.903.STOP.

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