Neighbors looked on in dismay Wednesday afternoon at the spot where an unidentified man lay dead at the corner of Ransom Street and Francis Drive in New Orleans East.
New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said the 21-year-old man was shot in the chest around 2:30 p.m. and died on the street. He appeared to live in the area.
Four people died in two separate double murders in New Orleans East last week. This was the city’s 75th murder of the year, compared to the 56 that had occurred by this point last year.