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Man shot to death in car Friday in Lower 9th Ward, NOPD says

A 27-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car in front of a Lower 9th Ward church in...
A 27-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car in front of a Lower 9th Ward church in the 2000 block of Alabo Street on Friday afternoon (Jan. 21), New Orleans police said.(Google Maps)
Published: Jan. 22, 2022 at 1:38 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 27-year-old man was found shot to death inside a car Friday afternoon (Jan. 21) in front of a Lower 9th Ward church, New Orleans police said.

According to the NOPD, an unidentified suspect fired several shots into the victim’s black sedan, striking the man multiple times. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene in front of the Greater New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in the 2000 block of Alabo Street.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s office has identified the dead man as Renard Fournette. Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette told reporters Sunday that the victim was his cousin.

Anyone with information on the fatal shooting is asked to contact NOPD homicide detective Michael Polukis at (504) 658-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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