The NOPD is investigating a homicide this evening (March 14, 2021) in the 5900 block of Read Boulevard that left one person dead.
At about 7:27 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim in the parking lot having sustained multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are 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.
Homicide Detective Jamaane Roy is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached 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.