NOPD investigates fatal shooting near Plum Orchard neighborhood
NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Police are investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that has left one man dead.
According to police, officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 4200 block of American Street just after 6 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a man lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the head. He was later pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.
Investigators are working to determine a suspect and a motive in the shooting.
Police have not released the name of the victim. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the name of the victim along with the official cause of death following the completion of a autopsy and family notification.
Anyone who has information about the shooting that could help with the investigation, they are asked to contact NOPD Seventh District Detective Danae Scheuing at (504) 658-6070 and NOPD Homicide Detective Eric Illarmo at (504) 658-5300. You can also call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
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