UPDATE: The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 30-year-old Carneal Knapper with the listed cause of death being a gunshot wound.

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A man is dead after a shooting in the Tremé neighborhood that placed a nearby school on temporary lockdown according to the New Orleans Police Department.

The NOPD responded at about 6:11 p.m., to the call of shots fired in the 800 block of North Tonti Street. When they arrived, a man in his 30s was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead on the scene. Initial investigations revealed the shooting was the result of an argument

Because of the close proximity to the shooting scene, Phyllis Wheatley Elementary went on a brief lockdown although there were no students on campus.

No further details are available at this time but the NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information to determine a possible suspect and motive. The victim’s identity will be released after an autopsy is done and the family is notified.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or call Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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