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Police said that about 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, a man getting out of his vehicle in the 9700 block of West Wheaton Circle, a suburban street near the Read Boulevard exit from Interstate 10, was gunned down in his driveway. The man, 44, died at the scene. Police had no word on a suspect or a motive.

Neighbors said they did not know the name of the man, who lived in the single-story ranch house with a woman. One recalled hearing five to six shots and then seeing a police car’s revolving blue lights.

Homicide Detective Ryan Vaught is leading the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.