NEW ORLEANS - A 17-year-old is dead after he was shot in the head Monday night in the St. Claude neighborhood, police say.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, the shooting happened around 9:40 p.m. near the intersection of North Tonti and Independence streets.

Officers arriving at the scene found the 17-year-old with a gunshot wound to the head. He died at the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identified the teen as Rodney Matthews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact NOPD homicide detective Arin Starzyk at 504-658-5300. Residents can also report information to Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the man's name at a later time.

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