Man shot to death at South Claiborne car wash

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A man was shot death Monday afternoon at the Pelican Pointe Car Wash on South Claiborne Avenue, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Bruce Gaten, 31, was in a car at the business in the 3700 block of South Claiborne at 3:19 p.m when a vehicle parked next to him.

A gunman got out of the vehicle and fired multiple gunshots, police said. Gaten died at the scene.

Further information was not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Homicide Division at 504-658-5300 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

This report was updated Feb. 20 with the name of the victim. 

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