New Orleans police are investigating after a 31-year-old man was shot multiple times and killed in the 7th Ward on Wednesday evening. 

The shooting occurred in the 1700 block of Touro Street. 

Officers responding to a call around 7:45 p.m. found the victim in the front yard of a residence, according to an NOPD news release. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died.

The victim's identity was not released. 

Police asked anyone with information about the incident to call homicide detective Ryan Aucoin at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at  504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.