Police found the man shortly before midnight in the 8700 block of Cohn Street (between Eagle and Monroe streets), and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, according to NOPD Officer Frank Robertson III. The man, who was later identified as 39-year-old Gerald Roberson, was pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators have not released any information about a motive or a suspect.
NOPD Homicide Detective Amy Robinson is leading the investigation. Anyone with information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.
[Note: This post was updated Feb. 17 to include the name of the shooting victim.]