Aug 082017

New Orleans police investigate a fatal shooting Monday night on South Prieur Street in Broadmoor. (Robert Morris,

A man was shot to death Monday night on South Prieur Street in Broadmoor, New Orleans Police said.

A New Orleans police officer holds the crime-scene tape so the coroner’s van can pass on South Prieur Street after a fatal shooting Monday, Aug. 7. (Robert Morris,

After reports of a shooting at South Prieur and General Taylor streets around 9:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, officers found a victim lying in the street with gunshot wound to the head, according to a NOPD report. He was pronounced dead at the scene shortly afterward.

(map via NOPD)

The man’s name has yet to be released by authorities, and the police report refers to him as “unknown adult male.” The investigation closed the 4200 block of South Prieur until about midnight, and neighbors who gathered behind the crime-scene tape said they did not recognize him either.

“He can’t be from around here,” said one woman, standing on General Pershing Street with her husband. “Nobody’s come out here yet. As far as family, I haven’t seen nobody.”

A woman whose scooter was parked near the man’s body said she was in a nearby home when the shooting took place, but neither she nor the others there heard it. They did not realize a man had been killed until she walked out the front door to leave, she said.

Investigators with the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office confer with police on the scene of a fatal shooting on South Prieur Street. (Robert Morris,

Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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