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Man shot to death late Tuesday in Lower 9th Ward parking lot; NOPD seeks three ‘persons of interest’ in case

NOPD detectives are asking the public's help locating three 'persons of interest' who could...
NOPD detectives are asking the public's help locating three 'persons of interest' who could have information vital to the investigation of an Aug. 24 homicide in the 6100 block of North Claiborne Avenue in the Lower 9th Ward.(Photo provided by NOPD)
Published: Aug. 25, 2021 at 5:58 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a man found late Tuesday night (Aug. 24) in a Lower 9th Ward parking lot.

The victim’s age and identity were not immediately disclosed, but the man is at least the 130th New Orleans homicide victim of 2021. Homicides in the city are up 10.1 percent over the same date last year, according to data provided on the City Council website’s crime dashboard.

The NOPD said Fifth District officers responded Tuesday at 10:57 p.m. to reports of a shooting in the 6100 block of North Claiborne Avenue. Upon arrival, police found the man unresponsive and wounded by multiple gunshots. The victim soon was pronounced dead at the scene by New Orleans EMS, the NOPD said.

Police said detectives had not immediately developed a suspect or motive for the killing. However, the department did ask for the public’s assistance locating three “persons of interest” wanted for questioning to assist with the investigation.

The NOPD asks anyone with information on the shooting to contact homicide detective Jamerson Diesburg at (504) 658-5300 or to call Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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