One person killed by gunfire in Seventh Ward

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police gathered clues Friday morning in the Seventh Ward where one man was killed by gunfire.

Investigators are going over the scene where the body was still on the ground at 6:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Kerlerec St.

One woman who lives just feet said she heard two loud shots around 4:30 a.m. and she looked outside. That is when she said she saw two women running down Claiborne Ave. away from the corner. She said they looked scared.

The witness said she heard a vehicle speeding away but she dashed back inside before she saw anything else.

Police have blocked off Claiborne Ave. just north of Esplanade Ave., so plan your morning drive accordingly.