Police on Tuesday afternoon were investigating a fatal shooting in New Orleans East.

The shooting happened a little after noon in the 7200 block of Salem Street, said officer Hilal Williams, a Police Department spokeswoman.

No other details were immediately available.

Police earlier were investigating a separate, unrelated shooting in the 7th Ward.

A 34-year-old man was shot in the hand about 11:20 a.m. in the 1200 block of Touro Street, police said.