UPDATE: The New Orleans Police Department notified the public that lanes opened back up on Tuesday around 5:15 p.m.

According to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office, the victim was 34-year-old Whitney Wilson. Her official cause of death has been listed as a gunshot wound.

Police continue to investigate the shooting. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Unit Detective Maurice Stewart at 504-658-5300 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a fatal shooting on I-10 East Tuesday afternoon.

According to NOPD, around 2:54 p.m. officers received reports of the incident.

The shooting happened on I-10 East at the Crowder Boulevard exit according to officers.

When police arrived at the location they discovered a woman pronounced dead on the scene.

All lanes on the eastbound side of I-10 are closed.

NOPD asks drivers to avoid the area.

There is no additional information at this time.