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Slidell Police: 80-year old man shot with pellet gun during morning walk

A male victim was found dead near the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly...
A male victim was found dead near the intersection of Elysian Fields Avenue and Gentilly Boulevard.(WVUE)
Updated: May. 8, 2020 at 8:02 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - An 80-year-old man was taking his daily morning walk on Friday, May 9 when he was shot.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Robert Boulevard and Fountain Drive at around 5 a.m.

The man felt a sharp pain in his back after being followed by a four-door sedan, believed to be a Toyota. The vehicle then sped off towards Gaude Boulevard, according to a report.

After calling the police, the man went to the hospital for treatment, because what is believed to be a pellet was still lodged in his back.

He is expected to have a full recovery.

The incident is still under investigation by the Slidell Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective T.J. McNulty at tmcnulty@slidellpd.com, or you can leave a tip on the Slidell Police Department’s Facebook Page or website. You may also contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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