NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Police are investigating a shooting death in the 9200 block of Airline Highway.
The male victim, who was in his mid-20s, was killed around 5:09 a.m. on Friday.
When police arrived at the scene, they found the man lying in a grassy area near railroad tracks running adjacent to Airline Highway. EMS arrived and treated the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
A NOPD spokesperson said investigators have a "person of interest" in custody. He has not been arrested, but they believe he may have knowledge of the shooting.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name an official cause of death.
The shooting caused police to shut down two lanes of traffic on the roadway headed to I-10, causing commuters some problems.
An accident involving at least three cars was caused by rubbernecking motorists.
The investigation is ongoing.