UPDATE 9/14/2022 —On Wednesday, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office released more information on the incident. The autopsy revealed that 37-year-old  Dwayne Sylvester was killed by a gunshot wound in the 800 block of Tricou St.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department is on the scene of a homicide in the Lower Ninth Ward Sunday. The deadly shooting happened just before noon.

Officers say they responded to the 800 block of Tricou St. where they found a 30-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound. EMS pronounced the man dead on the scene.

The NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information in order to determine a possible suspect and motive. No further details are available at this time. The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victims identity after an autopsy is done and the family is notified.

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

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Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are currently available.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Seventh District detectives at 504-658-6070 or call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.