Man found dead inside vacant home
New Orleans — Police said an unidentified man was found dead Friday afternoon in an abandoned home in Treme.
The incident was reported shortly after 5 p.m. in the 2500 block of Orleans Avenue. Police were called out to the scene after the body was discovered and found the victim with a gunshot wound.
Officer Garry Flot said it appeared there was no electrical power at the home.
Police did not have a motive or suspect in the case, and it was unclear how long the man had been dead.
Fire destroys Treme home; no one hurt
New Orleans — A massive fire destroyed a Treme home Friday afternoon.
The New Orleans Fire Department said the blaze was reported at 4:08 p.m. at the intersection of North Robertson Street and Esplanade Street.
The blaze was a five-alarm fire.
No details were immediately available on the incident, and no injuries were initially reported.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
the New Orleans bureau