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1 killed, 2 wounded in triple shooting in New Orleans East

The man found in the car wounded by gunfire was declared dead.
Credit: WWL

NEW ORLEANS — One man died and two others were shot during a Tuesday night triple shooting in New Orleans East, a release from the New Orleans Police Department's Public Affairs Division said.

Police found a man in a car wounded by gunfire after responding to calls of a shooting in the 7000 block of Yorktown Drive — not far from Bundy Road and the I-10 Service Road north of the highway. 

The man found in the car wounded by gunfire was declared dead.

Around 6:44 p.m., police officers with NOPD's Seventh District arrived at the scene of the shooting, finding the first victim. Then, officers found two more victims who police said were wounded by gunfire. They were taken to a hospital.

After an autopsy, the Orleans Parish Coronor's Office will release the victim's name and the official cause of death.

As NOPD homicide investigators continue the process of looking for clues at the scene and talking to people who may have known, seen or heard anything to find out who killed the victim, how and why, the investigation into the killing is far from over, but police said they're willing to hear from people with information.

Anyone willing to share information that can help police in the investigation can call CrimeStoppers at 504.822.1111 or toll-free 1.877.903.7867

This is a developing story, and it will be updated with the latest information available. Stick with WWLTV.com for the latest news.

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