NOPD: 15-year-old shot to death after answering door of Seventh Ward home

NOPD: 15-year-old shot to death after answering door of Seventh Ward home
The New Orleans Police Department says a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed overnight in the Seventh Ward.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department says a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed overnight in the Seventh Ward.

NOPD responded to the shooting just after 11 p.m. in the 1700 block of North Rocheblave Street.

According to the victim’s mother, the victim stepped outside of the home after hearing a knock at the door. The mother then heard several gunshots and when she looked outside she found the victim lying in the street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was transported by EMS to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police say they believe the suspects are two black males. One was wearing an orange and white sweatshirt at the time of the shooting. Both suspects were seen fleeing the scene on a motor scooter.

Police have not released the name of the victim. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s name and an official cause of death upon completion of an autopsy and notification of family.

The shooting remains under investigation.

If anyone has any information about this shooting, they are asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Raynell Johnson at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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