New Orleans man shot in the head on Mardi Gras day

New Orleans man shot in the head on Mardi Gras day

POSTED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:04pm

A 22-year-old man was shot and killed on Mardi Gras in New Orleans and police are currently seeking a suspect.

The New Orleans Police Department reports that the incident occurred shortly after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12. We’re told officers arrived on scene in the 1800 block of Laharpe Street in the 7th Ward to find a man suffering from a gun shot wound to the head.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries.

Investigators have not yet identified a motive or suspect for this shooting.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP (7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at

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