UPDATE: Police investigating homicide on Bourbon Street

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NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans police are investigating a homicide in the 800 block of Bourbon Street that left one person is dead and another in custody.

Police responded to a wellness call at a residence shortly after 9 a.m. After learning that someone was inside, but no one was responding, NOPD Special Division Officers entered the building and found two men, one of whom was deceased.

The second man was taken into custody in connection with the homicide and transported to hospital as a precautionary measure.

The NOPD shut down Bourbon Street from Dumaine to Orleans Avenue and St. Ann from Dauphine to Royal Street for several hours this morning and reopened the area around noon.

WGNO will continue to follow this story throughout the day and will bring you the latest information as it is released.