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NEWORLEANS - Police said a 7-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting Saturday afternoon in Gentilly, which is being classified as an accidental shooting.

The shooting happened in the 5300 block of Warrington Dr., just after 5 p.m., according to Officer Hilal Williams, a police spokeswoman.

Williams said the victim was shot in the back and was listed in stable condition, undergoing surgery at a local hospital.

The incident remains under investigation, Williams said.

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