NEW ORLEANS – A portion of Interstate 10 between Bullard and Paris Road in New Orleans East has reopened after a man was shot while driving.
The New Orleans Police Department received a call of gunshots fired on the interstate just before the Little Woods exit about noon, said Dawne Massey, a department spokeswoman.
Police say the victim arrived at New Orleans East Hospital with a gunshot wound to his hand as police were called to the scene of the shooting.
A woman who was driving east on the interstate told Eyewitness News a bullet went through her windshield as well.
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Stray bullet enters a car innocently driving on I-10 in New Orleans East pic.twitter.com/RtljgJsbSl- Meg Farris (@megfarrisWWL) June 1, 2017
"She thought it was a tire or something that blew out and when she looked in the rearview mirror she seen her windshield was out her rear view mirror, or windshield was out," one of the female victim's friends told us.
The shooting marks the twentieth time someone has been shot on the interstate in the city since 2016, according to WWL-TV crime analyst Jeff Asher.
The most recent interstate shooting happened Tuesday night when a man and a woman were shot inside of a car while driving on I-10 east near the Poydras Street exit. A toddler was also reportedly in the car during that shooting.
Stay with WWLTV.com and Eyewitness News for more updates on this developing story.