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American football player Will Smith shot and killed

Will Smith
Will Smith

Will Smith, former American football player for the New Orleans Saints, was shot and killed on Sunday after a traffic accident.

A statement from New Orleans city coroner Jeffrey Rouse said that Smith died "of multiple gunshot wounds" after a traffic accident on the city's Camp Street.

The former defensive end was 34. No other information was released.

A tweet from the verified account of Greg Bensel, Saints' vice president of communications and broadcasting, expressed condolences to Smith's family.

Smith leaves a wife, Racquel, and three children.