Coroner identifies victim in South Rendon Street homicide

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NEW ORLEANS– The NOPD is investigating a homicide that happened around 3:00 p.m. on Monday in the 1900 block of South Rendon Street.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting at that location.

When they arrived on the scene, the responding officers found an adult male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to an area hospital where he died.

The victim was later identified as 40-year-old Emmanuel Varnado.

Investigators say that they are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person responsible in this incident, as well as a motive. There are no further details available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Homicide Detective Nicholas Davis at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve a crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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