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NOPD: Woman shot in the chest near City Hall

Police say a woman was shot in the chest and was taken to the hospital.

NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say a woman was shot in the chest near Duncan Plaza in New Orleans Thursday afternoon. 

According to the New Orleans Police Department, the shooting happened before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Gravier Street and Loyola Avenue. Police say a woman was shot in the chest and was taken to the hospital.

The woman is in stable condition, the New Orleans Advocate | Times-Picayune reports.

The shooting happened around the same time that a large group of people gathered at a "Defund NOPD" rally on the steps of City Hall across Duncan Plaza. Police told the newspaper that there is no indication that police believe the shooting was related to the rally.

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