Man, 25, dead in Lower 9th Ward shooting

Man, 25, dead in Lower 9th Ward shooting

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 25-year-old man is dead following a shooting in the Lower 9th Ward.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 5100 block of St. Claude Avenue. Officers first received reports of a man down on the sidewalk.

Officers arriving on the scene found an unresponsive victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. Emergency crews attempted to revive the victim, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim has only been identified only as a 25-year-old man. His name has not been released.

New Orleans police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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