NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon they said involves two children.

It happened around 2:30 p.m., in the 7600 block of Downman Road.

Police authorities said a 12-year-old was playing with a gun when it fired, hitting a 14-year-old in the left thigh. According to police, the 12-year-old has been detained.

Officials said the injured child was brought to the hospital, but there is no word on the child's condition.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.