NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Traffic on the interstate was shut down on Friday evening as the New Orleans Police Department investigated a homicide. According to the NOPD, 73-year-old William Manns was shot and killed while driving.
Just before 8 p.m., officers were called to a report of shots fired near Interstate 10 East near the Norman C. Francis Parkway overpass. When they arrived at the location, a vehicle was found with several bullet holes in it on the shoulder of the bridge.
According to the NOPD, a 73-year-old man was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside the vehicle. He was pronounced dead on the scene.
Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Michael Poluikis at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.