In New Orleans, police probe 5 shootings within 10 hours

Shootings add to recent increase in deadly gun violence in New Orleans

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Police are investigating five shootings within a 10-hour span amid a deadly surge of gun violence.

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The recent spate of shootings have left three people dead, WWL-TV reported.

The first shooting happened Wednesday evening, when police officers found a man dead inside a vehicle in the Central City neighborhood. Later Wednesday, a man was found lying in a street in New Orleans East and was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound. Then, shortly before dawn Thursday, a shooting on Lafron Drive left one person dead.

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Investigators are looking for a possible motive in each killing.