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NEWORLEANS -- New Orleans police say a man was found shot to death near a school in the 7th Ward.

According to police, a male teenager, possibly 16 or 17 years old, was found shot to death in abandoned lot near the school.

The body was recovered in the 1600 block North Rocheblave, near McDonogh 42 Elementary School, just before 2 p.m. Tuesday.

The identity of the body won't be released until his family is notified.. Police said it is unclear how long the body was there, but it is relatively intact.

Police are working to determine a suspect and a motive.

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