NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide they said happened early Sunday morning.

Police officials said a man was fatally shot near the intersection of Canal Street and N. Claiborne Avenue. The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. When responding to the area, officers found an unidentified man lying under the interstate bridge suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS. 

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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