NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On May 5, the New Orleans Police Department began investigating a homicide in Treme.

According to NOPD, a man was killed in the incident that happened in the 1900 block of St. Ann Street.

Investigators reported that First District officers conducted a wellness check at the location and found the victim inside of an apartment suffering from a gunshot to his body. 

EMS arrived shortly after and pronounce the man dead on the scene.

On Monday, May 9, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 48-year-old Edward Moore. The preliminary cause of his death has been listed as a gunshot wound.

Detectives continue to gather information to identify the person(s) responsible and a motive.

Homicide Detective Lucretia Gantner is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.

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

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