One man has died after he was shot in the Lower 9th Ward last night. 

The shooting shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the 500 block of St. Maurice Avenue, the NOPD said. 

Officers responding the the call located a man on the ground suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. He was transported to an area hospital where he later died. 

No additional information was immediately available. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.