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photo(NOPD) – New Orleans Police are investigating the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male that occurred shortly after 2:30 P.M. this afternoon.

Officers were responding to reports of gunfire when the victim was located in the 2800 block of Chippewa Street suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the body.   The victim was pronounced dead on the scene.

Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible in this incident, as well as a motive.

Homicide Detective Elizabeth Garcia is in charge of the investigation and can be reached at 658-5300.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.  You could receive a cash reward of up to $ 2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s).  You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org