Man abducted, shot to death in Lower Ninth Ward

Published: Oct. 20, 2016 at 4:15 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 20, 2016 at 7:37 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating the shooting death of a man who was apparently abducted in the Lower Ninth Ward moments before he was killed.

Officers responded to Florida and Charbonnet streets a little after noon to the call of a man lying in the street. They found him unresponsive and suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Family members told investigators the victim was abducted by someone driving a compact car that was dark in color. Witnesses told police the car was driving erratically along Florida Ave. At that point, the man's body was dumped out of the car. The vehicle fled the scene.

If you have any information about this incident please contact the Homicide Division at 504-658-5300. Citizens with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. 

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