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A woman was fatally shot Tuesday evening on the 7200 block of Bunker Hill in New Orleans East, according to a press release from New Orleans Police Department spokesperson Juan D. Barnes.

Officers responded to a report of shots in the area around 7:21 p.m. Tuesday and found a woman with gunshot wounds to the body in a grassy area outside a residence located on the 7200 block of Bunker Hill Road. She was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS.

The incident is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.

The shooting Tuesday evening is the second on Bunker Hill Road in the past 24 hours following the fatal shooting of a man at the intersection of Bunker Hill Road and Yorktown Drive around 10:20 p.m Sunday.

The victim's identity and cause of death will be released upon completion of the autopsy and notification of the family. More information will be added to this post as it becomes available. Check back for updates.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Homicide Detective Joseph Jefferson at 504-658-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.