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NOPD investigating homicide on Franklin Ave.

Published: May. 30, 2021 at 12:02 AM CDT|Updated: May. 30, 2021 at 11:34 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An NOPD spokesperson said that a homicide investigation is underway in the 1700 block of Franklin Ave.

The incident occurred at 11:03 p.m., authorities say.

The initial investigation has revealed that the victim was traveling river bound on Franklin Avenue when another vehicle pulled up and began shooting in the victim’s car.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify anyone who may be responsible for this incident, as well as a motive.

No further information is available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Aaron Harrelson at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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