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Former New Orleans Saints Will Smith shot dead

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By Euronews
Former New Orleans Saints Will Smith shot dead

Former Saints footballer Will Smith was shot and killed on his way back from dinner in New Orleans’ Lower Garden District on Saturday night.

Local police said in a statement that Smith, who was accompanied by his wife at the time of the incident, was driving in a Mercedes when his car was hit from behind by a Hummer.

After an exchange of words, the driver of the other vehicle shot the couple multiple times. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene and his wife was transported to a local hospital.

According to reports, the gun was recovered and the driver of the Hummer is in police custody.