NOPD investigating a murder on Virgilian Street

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Tuesday in the 6600 block of Virgilian Street and claimed the life of a female victim.

At about 3:25 p.m., NOPD Seventh District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. Upon further investigation, officers learned that the victim was sitting in a vehicle when an unknown black man opened fire on the vehicle. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to the back and was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but later died as a result of her injuries.

Homicide Detective Brett Mathis is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding this incident. 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.