Police working a paid detail in front of the House of Blues heard gunshots and found a man dead in a popular area for tourists in the French Quarter.
It happened around 3:15 Monday morning at the corner of North Peters and Bienville.
New Orleans police say the 26-year-old victim and Jamal Claude, 27, got into an argument at a nightclub. Investigators say Claude gunned down the victim as he walked to his car.
Tourists heard reports of the shooting but said it wouldn't affect their plans.
"It's sad," says Reece Boudreaux, a visitor from Texas. "It's sad that it happens here. It's unfortunate. It shouldn't happen, it's a great city."