A 32-year-old male was shot in the upper chest at 5th Avenue, New Orleans, St Michael, around 9:45 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to police, the man, whose identity has not been disclosed, was in the area when two unknown men wearing masks and dark clothing walked past him. A single shot was heard and the victim realized that he had been shot in the upper chest.
The two men then fled the scene, taking a gold chain that the victim was wearing. The latter was transported to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital by private motor vehicle.
Investigations are continuing and anyone who may have information that can assist is asked to contact the Central Police Station at 430-7676, Police Emergency at 211, Crime Stoppers at 429-8787 or any police station. (PR/SAT)