An unidentified man died Thursday morning following a shooting in the 7th Ward.
The victim, whose identity remains unknown, was shot about 6:40 a.m. in the 2000 block of Pauger Street, said officer Hilal Williams, a New Orleans Police Department spokeswoman.
The victim was brought to Interim LSU Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead about 7:20 a.m., said John Gagliano, the Orleans Parish coroner’s chief investigators.
A.P. Tureaud Elementary School, located in the same block as where the shooting happened, was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure while police investigated the death, WWL-TV reported.
Police have not identified a motive or suspect.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.