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METAIRIE, La. -- Detectives are investigating the murder of a man found shot at an apartment complex on Richland Avenue.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday a resident at Fox Run Apartments called the sheriff's office to report hearing two or three gunshots in the courtyard of the complex.

Immediately after hearing the gunfire, the resident heard moaning coming from the courtyard.

When deputies arrived at the apartment, they found a man at the base of the stairs, said the sheriff's office. The man had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim was identified as Arthur Francis, 31. Francis lived at the apartment complex, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information is asked to call the JPSO Investigations Bureau at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.


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