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Brother of former NFL player fatally shot in east New Orleans

7 years 4 months 3 weeks ago Monday, December 26 2016 Dec 26, 2016 December 26, 2016 1:40 PM December 26, 2016 in News
Source: WWL
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NEW ORLEANS – A man found fatally shot in east New Orleans has been identified as the brother of a former NFL player.

WWL reports that 38-year-old Robert Smith, the brother of former New York Jets wide receiver Courtney Smith, was found lying in the front yard of a home in the 7900 block of Lamb Street.

The shooting occurred on Monday around 7:30 a.m. According to the New Orleans Police Department, Smith suffered from a gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at the scene. Smith's family said that Robert was in town visiting family for the holidays.

Anyone with information on the shooting is urged to call 504-822-1111.

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