Police investigate midday murder in Gentilly

New Orleans, La. - New Orleans police officers are investigating a murder that happened Tuesday afternoon in Gentilly.  NOPD detectives were having lunch at a restaurant at the corner of Elysian Fields and Filmore when they heard gunshots in the area.  As they went to investigate, they found the body of a 33-year old man near the corner of Filmore and Vermillion Blvd.

Police say the unidentified man, who they say lives in the Gentilly neighborhood was dead on the scene.

Detectives say they saw the suspect leaving the scene in a white Ford Escape with dark tinted windows and blue lettering.  They chased the suspect through several neighborhoods, but lost him on Tchoupitoulas.

Detectives are currently trying to figure out a motive for the killing.  Stay tuned to Fox 8 News for more on this developing story.