NOPD investigates homicide in St. Roch

Chris Miller
April 24, 2018 - 11:17 am

New Orleans Police homicide detectives are investigating a fatal shooting in the 1700 block of Franklin Ave.

Police say shortly after 3:00 a.m. today, Fifth District officers were sent to investigate a report of a shooting in that area.

"Upon arrival, officers discovered an adult male lying on the floor suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest," said police in a statement. "The victim died at the scene."

Police say anyone who has information should call NOPD Homicide Detective Leonard Bendy at (504) 658-5300, or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at (877) 903-7867 (STOP). Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to leave their names and may be eligible for a cash reward for information that leads to an arrest and indictment.

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