NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Police in New Orleans began investigating a fatal shooting in New Orleans East on Thursday, March 31.

The NOPD reports just after 7:30 a.m., officers responded to the 10000 block of Almonaster Avenue for a medical call.

When they arrived, police discovered a male victim was confirmed dead after suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his body. The case was then classified as a homicide.

On Monday, April 4, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office confirmed the victim to be 14-year-old Christopher Speed, Jr. The preliminary cause of his death has been listed as a gunshot wound.

Police have not yet determined a suspect or motive in the shooting.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit detectives at 504-658-5300. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through Crimestoppers by filling out an online form or calling 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

This is a developing story with updates to come as more information becomes available. Check back to for the latest.