The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred today (October 30, 2020) in the 2600 block of St. Claude Avenue.
At about 2:40 p.m., NOPD Fifth District officers were dispatched to the location to investigate a reported aggravated battery by shooting. Upon arrival, they discovered an adult male victim at the scene having sustained a gunshot wound(s). The victim was transported via EMS to a local hospital, where he was later 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 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 asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.