'Doesn't look like it just happened': Man found shot dead in N.O. East grassy area Sunday morning _lowres

Advocate staff photo by DELLA HASSELLE -- A man estimated to be about 20 years old was found shot to death in New Orleans East on Sunday morning, according to police.

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A man estimated to be about 20 years old was found shot to death in New Orleans East on Sunday morning, according to police.

Around 9:50 a.m., NOPD said it received a call about a man down in the 8100 block of Paris Road.

When officers arrived they found the man lying on his side in a grassy area next to Paris Road. He had at least one gunshot wound and was pronounced dead on the scene.

NOPD spokesman Juan Barnes said the man was shot. He couldn't confirm whether the shooting happened on Paris Road or elsewhere. He did say, however, that he thinks the man had been dead for awhile before police were alerted about the body.

"It doesn't look like it just happened," Barnes said.

More details to come.