NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating the shooting death of a female on Jackson Avenue.
Police say the shooting happened just after 10:40 p.m. near the intersection of Jackson Ave. and Clara Street. Police identified the victim as a woman in her late 30's.
When officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim lying face down on the sidewalk on Jackson Avenue with a gunshot wound to the head. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
A friend of the victim tells FOX 8 that the victim is Charmaine Scott, a mother of three.
The investigation is on-going. Detectives are working to determine a motive and identify suspects in the case.
If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to call Homicide Detective Robert Barrere at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.