- Associated Press - Sunday, December 13, 2015

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Police say a man was shot and killed on sidewalk in the New Orleans neighborhood of Hollygrove.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports (https://bit.ly/1lG9VdF ) the shooting happened Saturday night.

Officer Frank Robertson, spokesman for the New Orleans Police Department, says officers responding to reports of gunfire found an unresponsive, 35-year-old man lying on the sidewalk.

The victim, who wasn’t identified, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. Robertson says the man had a pistol in his possession.

Investigators were interviewing witnesses to try to determine a motive.

As police blocked off the crime scene, a few dozen people gathered outside a nearby store, some sobbing, others wiping away quiet tears.

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