There is now no information about a potential motive or any suspects, New Orleans police spokesman Beau Tidwell told press.
Moye made headlines a year ago after he was seen leaping over caution tape and snatching a Confederate flag from a protester during a live television broadcast in downtown Charleston.
D'Baha moved to SC from Poughkeepsie, NY at the age of 13.
A woman claiming to be Moye's relative tells ABC News 4 he was shot in the leg, and died of blood loss in a New Orleans hospital.
As word of Moye's death spread, members of the Black Lives Matter movement in Charleston, South Carolina, gathered outside of North Charleston City Hall.
Moye, who also used the last name d'Baha, has been noted as the leader of a local Black Lives Matter group in Charleston. The New Orleans Police Department's public affairs division did not immediately respond to Mic's request for additional information Wednesday morning.
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"You represented the very best of America".
A GoFundMe page has been set up by his niece Camille J Weaver, which has already exceeded its initial target of $7,500 and is now sitting on $19,385.
"He was a strong leader who deeply understood the role of community and the power of helping other people recognize that role", Mckesson said.
"He will always have my respect", another donor added.
Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, the Charleston, South Carolina-area activist, was reportedly shot early Tuesday morning, according to a GoFundMe page established by his niece, Camille Weaver.
Kim Duncan, d'Baha's sister, says that her brother had left Charleston in December "just to get away for a while", according to The Charleston Chronicle, an African-American newspaper in Charleston.
"Moya was a light and he will shine forever".