20-year-old man shot to death in Gert Town

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(via NOPD)

A man was shot to death Saturday (March 13) in the Gert Town neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Sixth District officers investigating reports of gunfire found the victim in the 4600 block of Washington Avenue at about 1:25 p.m. He was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

The victim was later identified as 20-year-old Joshawn Palmore.

Medical responders took Palmore to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The NOPD reported at 2:20 p.m. that the incident has been reclassified as a homicide.

Police said Sunday that two gunmen had walked up to Palmore and opened fire.

No further information is available. Homicide Detective Thaddeus Williams is in charge of the ongoing investigation and can be reached at 504-658-5300 with any information that can aid the investigation. Those with information can also call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

This post was updated on March 17 with the victim’s name and age. 

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