Man dies in fatal shooting in Gentilly

Jim Hanzo
December 06, 2017 - 8:57 pm

The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred this evening in the 2100 block of Caton Street.
At about 7:14 p.m., Third District officers responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting in the area. 

Upon arrival, officers discovered a male victim lying on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the chest. 

The victim was transported to an area hospital via EMS, where he later died from his injuries. At that time, the incident was reclassified as a homicide.

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