NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A man is dead Thursday afternoon after shooting in New Orleans East, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
According to the NOPD, a call of shots fire was reported in the 7000 block of Martin Drive went out just after 4:30 p.m. Offices say when they arrived at the location, a man was found suffering from several gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead on the scene.
On Monday, the Orleans Parish Coroner identified the victim as 31-year-old Ira Williams. His preliminary cause of death has been listed as a gunshot wound.
No further details are available at this time but the NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information in order to determine a possible suspect and motive.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is urged to contact NOPD Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300. Those wishing to report information anonymously can do so by calling Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.