Man killed in Gentilly shooting

Man killed in Gentilly shooting

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide in Gentilly.

Police say the shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of Caton Street.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man lying on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to local hospital by EMS where he later died.

Investigators are currently working to determine a suspect and a motive in the shooting.

The name of the victim is being withheld until the Coroner's Office determines the official cause of death and notifies the victim's family.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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