A man was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in the 9700 block of W. Wheaton Circle.

The 44-year-old man was shot after exiting his vehicle in a driveway around 1:45 a.m., the New Orleans Police Department said. Emergency medical paramedics pronounced him dead on the scene.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members. An autopsy will be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

NOPD is investigating the homicide to determine a motive and suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.