Man fatally shot in Central City

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A man was killed Wednesday (June 22) in Central City, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

At about 5:15 p.m., NOPD Sixth District officers arrived at Simon Bolivar Avenue and Clio Street. They found Andrew Lewis lying on the shoulder of the street, with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was declared dead on scene. He was 29.

Police said Lewis was struck multiple times by a gunman who got out of a car and fired at him before fleeing.

Anyone with additional information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD Homicide Detective Rayell Johnson at 504-658-5300, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

This report was updated June 23 with the victim’s age and further details of the shooting and on June 24 with the victim’s name. 

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