A 19-year-old man is in critical condition and a 9-year-old boy is injured after a double shooting Wednesday night.
NOPD officers responded to a shooting call in the 2600 block of Dumaine Street in the Treme neighborhood around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
When they arrived, they found that the teen had suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the torso and that the boy had been shot in the foot.
Both were transported to the trauma center at the University Medical Center.
Lt. Jonathan Fourcade, a spokesman for New Orleans EMS, said the 19-year-old victim had sustained “some critical” injuries. The 9-year-old was reportedly awake and alert when taken to the hospital.
The names of those victims and a possible motive for the shooting have not yet been announced. The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact NOPD First District detectives at 504-658-6010 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.