UPDATE 9/1/2022— On Thursday, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office released the identity of the person who was killed in the incident. According to the coroner’s office, 31-year-old Kerry Spears was killed from a gunshot wound in the 2200 block of Louisiana Avenue.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— A homicide investigation is underway in New Orleans after police say a man was shot multiple times on Tuesday night.

The New Orleans Police Department says that around 8:30, detectives were called to the intersection of Louisiana and Loyola avenues for what was believed to be an aggravated battery case. The location of the shooting is situated between the Central City and Freret areas.

It was there that NOPD reports the person was found with gunshot wounds to their body, however, it’s unclear how many times the victim was shot. The victim was then pronounced dead by EMTs.

Details surrounding a suspect or motive were unavailable in the early reports of the homicide. The victim’s identity has been withheld upon completion of an autopsy.

NOPD continues to investigate the shooting. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Homicide Detective Meghan Constantine at (504) 658-5300 or submit an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers.

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