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16-year-old student shot outside Booker T Washington High, NOPD investigating

The 16-year-old victim was shot in the leg, according to police.

NEW ORLEANS — A 16-year-old student was shot at Booker T Washington High School Tuesday afternoon, according to New Orleans Police.

NOPD confirmed they are investigating a shooting in the 1200 block of S. Roman Street.

When WWL-TV arrived on the scene, reporter Eleanor Tabone witnessed someone being wheeled out of the school on a stretcher and a heavy police presence outside the school.

Police say the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. and identified the victim as a 16-year-old boy. NOPD says he was shot in the leg.

The shooting happened outside of the school during dismissal.

The school was placed on lockdown, which has since been lifted.

Anyone with additional information that can assist in this ongoing investigation is urged to contact NOPD Sixth District detectives at 504-658-6060, or to call anonymously to Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans at 504-822-1111.

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