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NEW ORLEANS -- Police are investigating a shooting Monday night in New Orleans East that left a 22-year-old man dead.

The shooting happened in the 4700 block of Stemway Drive after 7 p.m.

NOPDspokeswoman Officer Hilal Williams said officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to his chest on the lawn in front of a home. They pronounced him dead on the scene.

Police are working to determine a suspect and a motive.

The identity of the victim won't be released until his family is notified.

If you know anything that can help investigators, call Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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