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Police seek person of interest in fatal NOE shooting

Torrel Knox, 23 (Source: NOPD) Torrel Knox, 23 (Source: NOPD)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The NOPD is asking for the public's help in finding 23-year-old Torrel Knox, who may have critical information pertaining to the murder of a 21-year-old man in New Orleans East.

The shooting happened Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Francis Drive and Ransom Street.

Officers found the victim lying in the middle of the street, suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. EMS technicians could not revive the man. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

The shooting is under investigation.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading only to the arrest, except on homicides, where Crimestoppers will pay half of the reward upon the arrest and half on the indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward but you must contact Crimestoppers directly with your information. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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