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NEW ORLEANS An 18-year-old was found fatally shot in the Leonidas neighborhood on Monday night, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

Shortly before 11 p.m., police responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Eagle Street and Birch Street.

Officers discovered the teenager lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said.

He was transported to the hospital, where he later died, according to the NOPD.

Investigators are gathering evidence to determine the person(s) responsible and a motive.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 822-111 or 1-877-903-STOP (toll-free.)

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