The New Orleans Police Department said early Saturday that it was investigating a shooting that left one person dead and three others wounded.

“Members of the New Orleans Police Department are investigating a Homicide by Shooting that left a 43-year-old man dead, a 29-year-old female, 50-year-old female and a 59-year-old male injured,” police tweeted.

Police said the shooting took place at a gas station close to midnight on Friday in the lower Ninth Ward, Fox 8 New Orleans reported. 

The conditions of the three people wounded were not immediately clear. However, police noted in a Saturday press release that a private vehicle took the 29-year-old woman to a hospital to be treated while the 50-year-old woman and 59-year-old man were taken to a hospital through New Orleans EMS.

The 43-year-old man was pronounced dead by EMS at the scene, according to police. 

Officials said information regarding the motive behind the shooting and those responsible was still being gathered.

Updated: 10:51 p.m. May 22

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