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Person of Interest Sought in Faubourg St. John Shooting

capture(from the New Orleans Police Department) – First District Detectives are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the man seen in the video. He may have critical information about the shooting of a 36-year-old man, which occurred yesterday around 6:30pm, in the 3000 block of Ponce De Leon Street.

The victim was walking in the block when an unknown gunman possibly on a bicycle opened fire on him. The victim sustained several gunshot wounds to his body. The victim was transported to the hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

The individual in the video is NOT wanted for the shooting at this time, He’s simply “person of interest.”

First District Detective Shawn Jenkins is in charge of the investigation.

Crimestoppers is offering up to a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible.  Citizens with information regarding this crime are asked to call Crime stoppers at 822-1111 or toll free at 1-877-903-STOP (7867).  Callers do not have to leave their name nor testify in court to receive the reward.  Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at www.crimestoppersgno.org.

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