A 19-year-old man was shot and killed near the corner of St. Bernard Avenue and Law Street in the 7th Ward shortly after 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, New Orleans police said.
Police had released few details about the killing, including the victim’s name and whether there are any suspects. The victim was shot several times and died on the scene.
The teenage victim wore sneakers and shorts. As his body law on a sidewalk next to an unfurled umbrella, a crowd gathered in a Walgreens parking lot across the street.
Among the dozens gathered to watch as homicide detectives went about their work were nine children, all of whom appeared to be under the age of 10.