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NEW ORLEANS A man was found shot dead on the front lawn of a residence and narcotics were found next to his body on Thursday night, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Just before midnight, police found the man shot multiple times in the 3500 block of Blair Street in Algiers.

He died on the scene, according to police.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify a suspect(s) and a motive.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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