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Person of interest sought in December 2012 shooting in Mid-City

Photo provided by NOPD Photo provided by NOPD

FOX 8 received this news release and a photograph from NOPD Wednesday evening:

NOPD First District Detectives is asking the public's assistance in identifying the man seen in the photograph; he may have critical information about a shooting that sent two people to the hospital, which happened Saturday December 15, 2012 at the intersection of South Gayoso and Palmyra Street.

Two victims, a male and female, were shot during a possible robbery attempt. They were transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Both victims have since been treated and released from the hospital.

The individual in the photograph is NOT wanted for the shooting at this time, He's simply [a] "person of interest."

Detective Shawn Jenkins is in charge of the investigation.

Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crime stoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867). Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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