A man was fatally shot in Central City on Tuesday morning, New Orleans police said.
The deadly shooting occurred about 9:20 a.m. at the corner of Josephine and Clara streets, and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police did not identify any suspects or a possible motive for the attack, and they did not release the victim's name.
Emotions were raw at the scene of the killing, where one of the victim's relatives pleaded for the slain man to "get up, get up."
"Call an ambulance — don't put him in that van," the person said.
Tuesday morning's murder victim among five people to be shot between Monday night and Tuesday.
A man was fatally shot about 9:25 p.m. Monday in the 1700 block of Franklin Avenue in the St. Roch neighborhood.
Two other shootings occurred early Tuesday, but the victims in those cases did not die.
One shooting was at 1:25 a.m. in the 2400 block of Bienville Avenue in Mid-City, and another was at the corner of Gentilly Boulevard and Belfort Avenue about 4:15 a.m.
Yet another shooting occurred in the 2100 block of Pauger Street in the 7th Ward about 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. The man wounded in that case took a private ride to a hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound near his shoulder.
In other matters recently handled by local authorities:
• James Alton Olinde, 47, received a prison sentence of more than 14 years earlier this week after previously pleading guilty to robbing nearly $3,200 from a Gulf Coast Bank and Trust at 201 N. Carrollton Ave. in Mid-City in August 2016, U.S. Attorney Duane Evans' office in New Orleans said. Olinde was charged after being identified in a bank surveillance camera image that was released to the local media.
• Former U.S. Post Office employee Yvonne Wilson, 37, of Kenner, pleaded guilty this week to stealing $215 from two letters given to her as part of a sting operation in July 2016, Evans' office said.
Post Office investigators launched the sting after receiving complaints of stolen mail and determining Wilson may have been involved. She faces up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 at a sentencing hearing tentatively set for June 21.
• Evans' office on Tuesday said it charged Brad Milligan, 39, of Metairie, with making and selling fireworks as well as possessing anabolic steroids with the intent to distribute them without having a license to do either.
Federal agents began looking into Milligan after a Crimestoppers tip alleged he was selling steroids and fireworks from his home, Evans' office said. He had also drawn attention by buying large quantities of materials used to make fireworks, according to prosecutors.
• Aaron Smith, 79, is missing after leaving a group home in the 1700 block of Farragut Street in Algiers on Sunday for a walk and not coming back or being heard from since, police said. Smith has several mental illnesses and was last seen wearing a blue jacket, blue jeans and dark-gray slippers or black shoes.
Anyone with information on Smith's whereabouts can call 911.
• The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office on Tuesday asked the public for help in finding a couple who stole an air compressor from a business in Metairie on Jan. 21.
Anyone with information can call the agency at (504) 364-5300.