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New Orleans police on Thursday evening were investigating a deadly shooting reported in the 5400 block of Lakeshore Drive.

Police said the case was first reported as an unclassified death of an unidentified man, but then about 6 p.m. they said it was being investigated as a homicide. Police activity could be seen near the Seabrook Bridge by Lakefront Airport. 

Investigators are gathering evidence and information to identify a suspect, as well as a motive. Homicide Detective Tindell Murdock is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300. Anyone with information is also encouraged to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. 

Thursday's case marked at least the sixth deadly shooting reported in New Orleans in five days.