Man shot to death in Dixon area

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A man was shot to death mid-day on Thursday (Aug. 31) in the Dixon neighborhood, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Shortly after noon, NOPD Second District officers responded to a call of a person down in the 8800 block of Palmetto Street.

They found an unresponsive adult male with gunshot wounds. Emergency Medical tServices declared him dead at the scene.

The Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Brennan Mitchell, 27. The coroner confirmed that Mitchell died from gunshot wounds.

No additional details are currently available.

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

This report was updated Sept. 11 with the name and age of the vicitim. 

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