The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened Wednesday afternoon in New Orleans East.

The 39-year-old male victim was found inside a residence in the 8000 block of West Laverne Street, according to police. He was found at about 4 p.m. unresponsive on the living room floor with a gunshot wound to the head.

The victim died at the scene, and officers are now gathering evidence, talking to witnesses and trying to figure out a motive.

Homicide Detective Andrew Waldron is running the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300.