A man was fatally shot in the head near the 7th Ward in New Orleans on Wednesday afternoon, police said. 

The shooting, which was first reported about 1:28 p.m., occurred in the 1800 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.

Officers arrived and found a man shot multiple times, according to an NOPD news release.

Police were gathered near the driveway outside of a home on that block shortly after the slaying was reported. Blood was still visible in the driveway about a half-hour after the slaying was reported, and nearby there were numerous evidence cones typically used to denote shell casings. 

Neither the name nor the age of the shooting victim were immediately available. He died after arriving at University Medical Center, police said.  

Wednesday's slaying was at least the second reported in New Orleans this year. 

At least one more shooting was reported Wednesday. About 5:55 p.m., a man arrived at a hospital to seek treatment after being shot at the corner of North Miro and Mandeville streets in the St. Roch neighborhood.