A 51-year-old man was gunned down at noon Sunday on an small road between Tchoupitoulas Street and the river, police said.
A passer-by heard gunshots from behind a building and then saw a gray or silver vehicle fleeing from Dufossat Street onto Tchoupitoulas, according to an NOPD news release. The witness went behind the building and found the victim lying on the sidewalk in the 5100 block of South Front Street, and then called police, the release stated.
The victim, whose name police are not releasing until his family is notified, suffered multiple gunshot wounds and was pronounced dead on the scene, police said.
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