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NEW ORLEANS A weapon and narcotics were found next to a 17-year-old that was fatally shot on an Algiers sidewalk, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, police arrived on the scene at Maumus Avenue and Jennifer Court.

The teen, identified as Byron Anthony, was shot once and died on the scene, police said.

Investigators are in the process of gathering evidence to identify a suspect and motive.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or 1-877-903-STOP (toll-free.)

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