Man found shot multiple times in head and neck in Central City

Man found shot multiple times in head and neck in Central City

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that claimed the life of a 24-year-old man in Central City Friday.

The victim was discovered outside lying in the grassy area between the sidewalk and the street in the 2600 block of Magnolia Street.

At around 6:45 p.m., officers were called out to investigate a call of a man shot next to a Ford pickup truck.Officers arrived and found the unresponsive victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head and neck. He died on the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives are working to determine a motive in the incident. Homicide Detective Greg Hamilton is in charge of the investigation and can be contacted at (504) 658-5300.

The coroner will release the identity of the victims after notification of family members.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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