A 19-year-old man was gunned down early Wednesday morning in the 7th Ward, New Orleans police said.

The shooting was reported about 2:15 a.m. in the 2000 block of Pauger Street.

Police responding to a call of a man shot found Wesley Pipkins on the ground He had been shot multiple times, said officer Garry Flot, a Police Department spokesman.

Police did not immediately identify a suspect or motive.

Anyone with information is asked to contact homicide Detective Gregory Hamilton at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.