Gretna Police Identify Man Found Dead on Walking Trail
The Jefferson Parish coroner has identified the man who was tragically shot and killed on a walking trail in Gretna last week. The victim has been identified as Ronald McClure, a 47-year-old resident of Avondale. The incident took place in the 70 block of the Westbank Expressway.
Authorities were alerted to the situation when they received a call around 9:24 p.m. reporting a man lying down on the walking trail. Upon arrival, officers discovered McClure had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Gretna Police Department is currently investigating the incident and is urging anyone with information to come forward. They have asked the public to contact the Detective Bureau at 504-366-4374 with any information that may aid in their investigation.
This tragic event has left the community shocked and saddened. Gretna is a peaceful and close-knit neighborhood, making this incident all the more unsettling for its residents. The walking trail where the incident occurred is a popular spot for locals to exercise and enjoy the outdoors.
Authorities are working diligently to determine the motive behind the shooting and to bring the perpetrator to justice. The community is encouraged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police.
Incidents like this serve as a reminder of the importance of personal safety, even in seemingly safe areas. It is crucial to be aware of one’s surroundings and to report any suspicious behavior to the authorities.
The Gretna Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. They are working closely with the community to address any concerns and provide support during this difficult time.
As the investigation continues, the community is urged to come together and support one another. This tragic event serves as a reminder to cherish our loved ones and to appreciate the peace and safety of our community.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is strongly encouraged to contact the Gretna Police Department. By working together, we can help bring justice to Ronald McClure and ensure the safety of our community moving forward.