Man killed at car wash on S. Claiborne Avenue identified

Updated: Feb. 19, 2021 at 9:24 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police are on the scene of a homicide in Central City.

Officers responded to a call of a shooting around 3:20 p.m. in the 3700 block of South Claiborne Avenue. When they arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Bruce Gaten, 31, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to NOPD, a vehicle pulled up next to the victim’s vehicle and the suspect got out, approached the victim’s vehicle and opened fire.

Investigators are working to determine a suspect and a motive in the shooting.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Detective Nicholas Davis at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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