A 20-year-old man was shot to death early Friday at the corner of Burthe and Hillary streets in the university neighborhood, New Orleans police said.
Tulane Police officers heard shots fired near the intersection at 1:48 a.m. Friday (Jan. 10), and found Lee Long in a truck with a gunshot wound to the torso, according to NOPD reports. Long was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. The coroner’s states he died of the gunshot wound.
Both Hillary and Burthe streets were closed by yellow police tape while crime-scene investigators focused their attention on a pickup truck parked on Hillary with its doors open.
Tulane University Police Department officers were assisting NOPD investigators with the crime scene, and SUVs from both police departments crowded Hillary Street. A block away on Maple Street, a handful of Thursday-night revelers stood on the corners watching the investigation proceed as staff from nearby bars urged them to go home.
Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Detective Jamaane Roy at 504-658-5300 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.
This report was updated on Jan. 13 to provide the victim’s name and correct his age. The original police reports gave Lee Long’s age as 20. He was 21.