NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide that left a boy dead near the Michoud area on Tuesday, Nov. 21.

NOPD officials said officers responded to a report of a person who had been shot in a home in the 14700 block of Chef Menteur Highway around 5:20 p.m.

Upon arrival, officers said they found a boy unresponsive with a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Orleans Parish coroner identified the victim as 14-year-old Bernell James on Monday, Nov. 27.

Anyone with information about the homicide can call NOPD Homicide Section detectives at (504)-658-5300, Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at (504)-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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