The NOPD is investigating a homicide that occurred in the Seventh District on October 20, 2021.
A call reporting a motor vehicle accident involving three vehicles on westbound I-10 at Morrison Road was received at 6:17 p.m.
When responding officers arrived, they discovered an adult male victim in one of the vehicles suffering from an undetermined number of gunshot wounds. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.
Two additional individuals were transported to a local hospital suffering from injuries sustained in the accident.
The shooting occurred prior to the accident at I-10 East at Crowder Blvd.
Investigators are in the process of gathering information that will help them identify a person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No further information is available at this time.
The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the official cause of death and release the victim's name, upon completion of autopsy and notification of family.
Detective Matthew Riffle is leading the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.