13-year-old athlete at Morris Jeff identified as victim of deadly shooting
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 13-year-old male was fatally shot in New Orleans East Sunday evening (Aug. 6), according to NOPD.
The incident occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of Shubert Street.
Officers responded to calls of a shooting where they discovered the young victim with a gunshot wound to his body.
The boy was pronounced dead at the scene.
Leaders at Morris Jeff Community School identified the boy as Juelz Brock.
They say he was active on sports teams and was a great student.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss to one of our own and are working to come alongside his family as a community,” the school said.
Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
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