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Man found shot to death in Avondale

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Avondale, La - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Deputies are investigating a shooting that left an Avondale man dead. The incident occurred Thursday around 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Avondale Garden Road. The victim has been identified as 26-year-old Christopher Williams.

Police say that responding officers arrived on scene to find Williams lying in the driveway of a home, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators recovered a number of spent 9mm shell casings on the scene. Witnesses told investigators that a number of African-American men were standing in the driveway near a car when gunfire rang out. Two of the men ran to an abandoned field across the street from the driveway. A third man ran into a home within the block. Deputies entered the home and apprehended the man, who was taken in for questioning.

A motive has not yet been determined, nor have any suspects been identified. If you have any information that could assist investigators, you are asked to call Detective Matt Vasquez at (504) 364-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111.

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