A resident of the Fox Run Apartments in Metairie was shot and killed late Wednesday, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office announced.

Arthur Francis, 31, died at the scene, said Glen T. Boyd of the sheriff’s Public Information Office.

Deputies received the call around 11:40 a.m. from another Fox Run resident who reporting “hearing two, possibly three gun shots, outside in the courtyard of the complex, located in the 2400 block of Richland Avenue,” Boyd said. “Minutes later the tenant heard someone outside moaning.”

Deputies arrived to find Francis lying near the foot of the stairs with gunshot wounds to his upper body, Boyd said.

The motive in the shooting is unknown so far. Contact the Investigations Bureau at (504) 364-5300.