NOPD investigating homicide in Seventh Ward

NOPD investigating homicide in Seventh Ward

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting that happened Tuesday night.

The shooting happened at the intersection of St. Bernard Avenue and North Broad Street. NOPD said officers found a 42-year-old male victim dead.

According to the report, around 11;52 p.m., First District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area.

They discovered a 42-year-old male victim on the median cross walk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body. He was later pronounced dead on the scene by EMS, via a medical doctor.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as motive.

No further information is available at this time.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will determine the decedent’s official cause of death and release the victim’s name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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