NOPD: Woman shot to death in New Orleans East

NOPD: Woman shot to death in New Orleans East
Francis Dr. killing left one woman dead on Friday (Oct. 23). (Source: WVUE)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in New Orleans East that has left a woman dead.

NOPD reported the shooting at around 11:45 a.m. on Friday in the 4700 block of Francis Drive.

When officers arrived, they discovered the woman, who was in her early 20s, with an 'undetermined number of gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The name of the victim has not been released. 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.

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

Detective Walter Edmond is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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