NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a shooting that left one person dead in the Seventh Ward on Wednesday.

Around 3 p.m., officers responded to a call about a shooting near the I-10 West exit ramp at Saint Bernard Avenue. At the scene, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital via EMS, where he was later declared deceased. His identity has not yet been released by police.

Details on a suspect and motive are unavailable at this time. The shooting remains under investigation by the NOPD.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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