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A man was found shot to death inside his vehicle in New Orleans East Monday evening, the New Orleans Police Department said.

The shooting happened in the 4700 block of Raymond Joseph Drive. Police were dispatched to the area around 6:30 p.m. and found the man, 44, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. 

He was found slumped over behind the steering wheel of a vehicle, police said, and pronounced dead at the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will determine the man's official cause of death and release the victim's name after completing an autopsy and notifying his family. 

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call Homicide Detective Bruce Brueggeman at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.