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Video shows suspected vehicle in Algiers homicide

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The shooting scene near the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets.  The school can be seen in the background on the left (Photo by Jessica Holly). The shooting scene near the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets. The school can be seen in the background on the left (Photo by Jessica Holly).
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Police have posted a video showing a vehicle that may have been used in a deadly shooting case in Algiers Wednesday.

FOX 8 News received this press release from NOPD Thursday afternoon:

NOPD's Homicide division is asking for the public's assistance in locating a Silver late model Pontiac G6 GT. This vehicle may contain critical information about the suspect(s) who shot and killed a 34-year-old man yesterday at the intersection of Opelousas and Belleville Street in Algiers.  

Detective Matthew Morrison learned from concerned citizens in the area who stated a Silver 4-door Pontiac G6 GT bearing Louisiana Temporary Tag number 13924275 was observed fleeing the area after the shooting. The temporary tag was covered by plastic which partially obscured the plate number. 

The video of the suspected vehicle can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHqDMQLJLFU

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Police are investigating a homicide that occurred near an elementary school in Algiers.

The shooting occurred shortly before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets, beside Martin Behrman Elementary School.  Police say a 34-year-old man was shot several times and was killed. 

NOPD advises that the school's after care program was placed on lockdown shortly after the shooting, but that has since been lifted.  There is no indication at this time that any students or school faculty were in imminent danger as a result of the incident.

FOX 8 News received this press release from NOPD Wednesday night:

A 34-year-old man was found shot to death in Algiers. The name of the victim has not been released pending notification of family members. The incident took place at approximately 3:50 P.M., at the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets.

Police found a man shot inside of a 4 Door black Toyota Avalon at the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets. The man died on the scene. The man was shot at the intersection of Belleville and Opelousas Streets. After being shot, he drove to the intersection of Belleville and Slidell Streets and collapsed.

Police are looking for a silver or gray 4 door Pontiac Grand Prix that fled the scene.

At the time of the incident, a nearby school that had an after school program was placed on Lock-Down.

The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Matthew Morrison.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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