One man killed in Seventh Ward shooting

Published: May. 20, 2018 at 4:50 AM CDT|Updated: May. 20, 2018 at 2:49 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting that left one man dead in the Seventh Ward Saturday night.

Police say the shooting happened just before 11 p.m. near the intersection of St. Anthony Street and North Rocheblave Street.

Officers were responding to a call of shots fired in the area when they found a male lying face down on the sidewalk suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

The identity of the victim has not been released pending an autopsy and family notification. The victim's name will be released by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office with the official cause of death upon completion of the autopsy.

If anyone has any details about the shooting, they are asked to contact Homicide Detective Rob Barrere at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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