NEW ORLEANS, LA. – The NOPD is investigating the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man. The victim was shot this evening around 4:15 p.m., in the 3200 block of Ptolemy Street.

Officers were called to investigate a “man down” inside of a blue Kia SUV. When officers arrived they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body in the driver’s seat. The victim died on the scene.

Investigators are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, as well as a motive.

Homicide Detective Wayne DeLarge is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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