UPDATE: The Orleans Parish Coroners Office has identified the victim as 14-year-old Octavius Wells.
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — A 14-year-old male is dead after a shooting in the St. Claude neighborhood Thursday night (Mar. 2).
At around 9:45 p.m., the NOPD responded to the call of shots fired in the 1600 block of Lesseps Street. Responding officers got to the scene to find a 14-year-old male juvenile, unresponsive in the driveway of the address.
He was pronounced dead on the scene. No further details are available at this time but the NOPD is in the process of gathering evidence and information to determine a possible suspect and motive.
The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office will release the victim’s identity after an autopsy is done and the family is notified.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 504-658-5300 or call Crimestoppers anonymously at 504-822-1111 and toll-free at 1-877-903-7867.
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