A 40-year-old man was shot to death early Sunday in New Orleans East, police said.

Around 3:03 a.m., officers found an unresponsive man lying face up on the front lawn of a residence in the 4600 block of Werner Drive, the New Orleans Police Department said in a news release. He had multiple gunshot wounds to the body.

The man, who has not been identified, was pronounced dead at the scene.

NOPD homicide detective Joseph Jefferson is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.