73-year-old driver shot to death on Pontchartrain Expressway

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(via NOPD)

A 73-year-old man was killed Friday evening (Sept. 30) in a drive-by shooting on the Pontchartrain Expressway, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

In response to reports of gunfire, NOPD Sixth District officers arrived at about 8 p.m. to Interstate 10 East near the Norman C. Francis Parkway overpass. They found a vehicle on the shoulder with visible bullet damage.

The man in the driver’s seat, later identified as William Manns, had multiple gunshot wounds. He was declared dead at the scene.

No additional details are currently available.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Michael Poluikis at 504-658-5300 or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

16 thoughts on “73-year-old driver shot to death on Pontchartrain Expressway

  1. Nah, there’s no serial killer.I know boucoup 73 year old men that are involved in ongoing disputes and whom are prime suspects for road rage incidents. Atta boy Chief, keep up the bad work

  2. This is what happened when we gave them the right, (some say option) to call 911 on their parents and/or guardians when things didn’t go their way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Every law abiding citizen that can should apply for your concealed carry permit and get armed. New Orleans and even some surrounding areas are not safe. You can’t depend on police for protection. You must protect yourselves and your family from the large criminal element that is operating unchecked.

  4. More people with concealed weapons is not going to do a damn thing except aid in more criminals getting guns illegally.I do conceal carry but I’m clearly aware that I can still get shot and or robbed while carrying.Hell,11/10/20 I got car jacked with my gun in the damn car with me. America’s gun infatuation is part of the problem.

    • Having a gun does not help if you do not use it. YOU should not have it if you do not know how to use it or are not willing to. The criminals have no problem shooting you or anyone else. Stop making comments like the guns are the problem when you failed to deploy your weapon in SELF DEFENSE.

      • it is possible he was shot else where and drove as far as he could ,he was I10 east bound going towards his listed residence in gentilly,there is a on ramp at carrolton by Xavier unniversity which is not far from a shooting at carrolton and willow st days before

        • I spoke to William on 9-17-22. I was trying to make an appt for a small pantry remodel. When he retired he did handyman work. He was working on a job in NO east. He had moved from Kenner to Ponchatoula after Ida . I have known him for almost 10 years. He had no criminal record. He was a kind person who was always smiling. I cant imagine this being any thing but a random shooting.

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