Man shot to death on edge of French Quarter on Canal St.

Updated: May. 5, 2021 at 10:12 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that left one man dead on Canal St. during rush hour.

The shooting happened around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Roosevelt Way in the 900 block of Canal Street. Police said there is one victim and no suspects.

NOPD Eighth District officers said that they responded to a call of an aggravated battery by shooting at the location. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim who had sustained a gunshot wound to the body.

Canal St. Shooting
Canal St. Shooting(Photo by Amol Brown)

The victim died at the hospital. A large area of Canal St. in that area was roped off by police.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will identify the victim and official cause of death upon completion of autopsy and notification of family, authorities say.

An NOPD spokesperson said that investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify those responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are available at this time.

Clothes were lying on the sidewalk near a store where police appeared to be concentrating their search.

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