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Man dies following Ninth Ward shooting

A male victim was found dead near the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly...
A male victim was found dead near the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard.(WVUE)
Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 7:52 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are investigating a fatal shooting in the Ninth Ward Monday evening.

NOPD reported the shooting around 7:40 p.m.

Officers responded to the 2200 block of Bartholomew Street for a call of a shooting. When they arrived at the scene, the found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital by EMS where he later died.

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.

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

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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