The NOPD is investigating a fatal shooting that occurred around 10 p.m. Thursday in the 1500 block of North Prieur Street in the 7th Ward.
First District officers responded to a call of shots fired in the area and found a 75-year-old man lying on the sidewalk and suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to the head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
The name of the victim will be released by the Orleans Parish Coroner's Office.
Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information regarding the incident. Citizens with information may also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.