NEW IBERIA, La. (KLFY) – The Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning homicide.

Deputies responded to the scene of an apparent shooting at approximately 1:48 a.m. Thursday morning in the 600 block of Field Street.

Deputies found the body of an adult black male lying in the driveway of a residence.

The victim was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

Captain Wendell Raborn tells News 10 witnesses reported seeing the victim being approached by an individual in the roadway.

The suspect apparently shot the victim at close range before fleeing the scene on foot.

Investigators are asking anyone with information on this incident to call the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.