UPDATE 5/23/2022 — According to the Coroner’s Office, 36-year-old old Rolanda Williams was killed by a gunshot wound.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— On Friday evening around 5 p.m., The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a deadly shooting in New Orleans East.

According to NOPD, the homicide happened in the 6000 block of Chef Menteur Highway.

Initial reports show that a 36-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to her body.

EMS pronounced the woman dead on the scene according to reports.

The Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Homicide Section at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111, toll free 1-877-903-7867.

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