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15-year-old boy shot to death in 7th Ward

Shooting scene in the 2100 block of Allen Street (photo by Meg Gatto) Shooting scene in the 2100 block of Allen Street (photo by Meg Gatto)

FOX 8 received this news release from the New Orleans Police Dept. Monday night:

Homicide Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old boy. The incident happened around 6:30pm in front of an apartment complex in the 2100 block of Allen Street. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

The victim was standing with a group of individuals in front of an apartment building when another group of teens arrived and opened fire. The victim was shot multiple times and died a short time later at the hospital.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive. 

Homicide Detective Travis Ward is in charge of the investigation.

Citizens with information that can help solve these crimes are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $1,000 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).  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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