NOPD investigates St. Claude shooting — the neighborhood’s second in 48 hours

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NOPD investigates St. Claude shooting — the neighborhood’s second in 48 hours

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — On Wednesday evening, NOPD began investigating a shooting in the St. Claude neighborhood — almost exactly 48 hours after another shooting occurred just blocks away.

Shortly before 7 p.m., police received a report of shots fired in the 1100 block of Pauline Street. When they arrive, officers found a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim,38-year-old Lawrence Wells was transported to an area hospital where he later succumbed to his wounds — ruling the case a homicide.

Police have not determined a suspect nor a motive in this incident, however, NOPD was no stranger to the area where the shooting occurred. Around 7 p.m. Monday, police began working a case about two blocks away in the 400 block of Marias Street.

That shooting left one man injured.

NOPD has not determined if the two incidents are connected.

 Anyone with information that can help solve crimes are asked to call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

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