NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – A man is dead after a shooting in New Orleans East Wednesday, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Just before 1:30 p.m., officers responded to the scene in the Little Woods area in the 7000 block of Lawrence Road, on a call of a Homicide by Shooting.

When they arrived, officers said the man was found suffering from an “undetermined amount” of gunshot wounds to his body and lying in the street.

He was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS.

On Thursday, June 23, the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim to be 29-year-old Byron Laird.

This is the third person within the last 12 hours to be shot and killed in the same area.

Just before 11 p.m. Tuesday, NOPD found two men that had been fatally shot in the area within close proximity to each other.

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

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

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