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Man dies after shot several times in Algiers

The victim was found in the 1600 block of Shirley Thursday night, suffering from several gunshot wounds.
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NEW ORLEANS — Police say one man is dead after a shooting in New Orleans' Algiers area on Thursday night.

According to the New Orleans Police Department, the shooting was reported around 9:19 p.m. in the 1600 block of Shirley Drive. Officers arriving at the scene found a 34-year-old man with multiple gunshot wounds. The man was taken to a hospital where he later died.

Thursday's shooting is the latest in New Orleans which is experiencing a spike in murders in 2020, currently with a 70 percent increase compared to this same time last year.

The NOPD said investigators are still trying to determine a suspect or a motive for Thursday's shooting.

The Orleans Parish Coroner's Office will release the victim's name at a later time.

Anyone who might have information on the shooting can leave an anonymous tip with Crimestoppers by calling 822-1111. 

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