The murder last Thursday of Lakeview resident Asfhar “Oscar” Kashanifar wasn’t a random act of violence, the New Orleans Police Department says, according to a WWL-TV report.

NOPD says Asfhar, 65, was stabbed -- not shot -- to death, and friends discovered his body inside his home on Pontchartrain Boulevard.

“We don’t believe this is a random act. We believe there was some sort of a relationship, for lack of a better term,” NOPD Homicide Division Commander Sgt. Nicholas Gernon said.

Click here to read WWL-TV’s full story.