Police Chief Edward Santiago confirmed the homicide and said the victim had been identified, but no more details will be given until a press release is issued later today.
The apartment building, known as Viola's Place, is just steps from City Hall and is across the street from Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church.
A neighbor from a building two doors down said he heard a volley of gunshots early in the morning while he was in bed.
A small group of residents sat on the East Seventh Street side of the L-shaped building, talking among themselves in Spanish and telling passersby that someone had been killed. But they had no further information.
The building is next to a house on East Seventh Street where a womnan was found dead in the back yard about a year ago.
As more information becomes available, Plaintalker will post an update.