Man killed in Central City shooting identified

New Orleans, La. - The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office identifies the victim of a fatal shooting in the 1300 block of South Saratoga Street Saturday as 21-year-old Lonnie Johnson.

The incident happened just before midnight Saturday.

Police say the Johnson was sitting on his steps when an unknown subject approached him and opened fire.

Johnson sustained several gunshot wounds to his body and was transported to a local hospital where he later died Sunday morning.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in the incident, as well as a motive.

Anyone with any information on this shooting is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.