The NOPD is investigating a homicide incident that occurred during the early morning hours today (January 5, 2022). The location of occurrence for this incident has yet to be determined.
At about 2:20 a.m., officers were notified that a male gunshot wound victim was dropped off at a local hospital by a private vehicle. The vehicle then fled the scene. The victim, who was determined to be a teenaged juvenile, was later pronounced deceased. The incident was then reclassified to a homicide.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the location where this incident occurred, the person(s) responsible for this incident as well as a motive. No additional details are currently available.
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 additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.