By Message staff
NEW ORLEANS (LBM) – New Orleans Police are investigating a Friday night, Dec. 16, shooting that left one person dead outside the campus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
According to a NOPD news release, the incident took place after they received a call around 5:44 pm for a traffic accident at the intersection of Old Gentilly Road and Providence Place.
Officers who arrived at the scene discovered a 20-year old male with gunshot wounds behind the wheel of a vehicle.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
NOBTS President Jamie Dew said the victim was not a seminary student or employee.
“Once again, we are saddened by the violence in our beloved city,” Dew told the Baptist Message. “We thank God that our people and our campus are safe, and that none of our people were harmed.
“We pray for the victim’s family as they grieve and encourage our local officials to take greater action to stop these senseless acts of crime,” he continued. “These horrible acts are yet further proof that our city needs the gospel and the witness of Southern Baptists.”
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the NOPD homicide unit at 504.658.5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504.822.1111 or 877.903.7867.