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MARRERO, La. -- Jefferson Parish deputies are investigating a homicideTuesday night in Marrero.

According to police, just before 10 p.m. officers were dispatched to numerous reports of gunshots in the 2100 block of Constance Drive.

Additional 911 calls indicated a male was shot and was lying on the ground in the same block of Constantine.

Police arrived and found 19-year-old Otis Hixon, from Waggaman, shot once in the back of the head.

Hixon was pronounced dead on the scene.

Crime scene technicians recovered a number of spent shell casings of different calibers around the area where the body was discovered, but have yet to determine a motive or a suspect.

Anyone with information in this matter is asked to contact Homicide Detective Donald Zanotelli at 504-364-5300 or Crimestoppers at 822-1111.

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