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Victim's friends catch gunman after he's shot to death in N.O. East

The shooting happened at about 4:30 at the corner of Alabama and Wales Street. (Source: FOX 8 Chief Photographer Lance Washington) The shooting happened at about 4:30 at the corner of Alabama and Wales Street. (Source: FOX 8 Chief Photographer Lance Washington)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A 27-year-old man was fatally shot Monday in New Orleans East.

The shooting happened at about 4:30 at the corner of Alabama and Wales Street. Officers were called out to investigate a male down on the front lawn of a home. The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Officers learned that two of the victim's male friends subdued the alleged gunman until police arrived. A 19-year-old male friend and the unknown suspect both sustained injuries during the altercation. Both men were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The second unidentified friend was not injured during the incident.

This investigation is on-going.

Investigators are currently in the process of interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence, as well as a motive.

Homicide Detective Wayne Delarge is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at (504) 658-5300.

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 Crimestoppers 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 www.crimestoppersgno.org

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