NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is investigating a shooting in the Seventh Ward that left a man dead Tuesday.

NOPD officers say the incident happened in the 2000 block of North Prieur Street around 7:50 p.m. Responding officers arrived at the scene to find a man lying in the street suffering from a gunshot wound.

The man was pronounced dead on the scene a short time later.

The New Orleans coroner later identified the victim as 41-year-old Leroy Butler III.

No further details are available at this time but the NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information to determine a possible suspect and motive.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Fifth District detectives at 504-658-6050 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.

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