NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say a young person was taken to the hospital Friday morning after she accidentally shot herself in the leg in New Orleans' Seventh Ward area.

In a Twitter post shared Friday morning, the New Orleans Police Department said the incident happened around 7:23 a.m. in the 2100 block of North Rocheblave Street. Police say a 13-year-old girl was shot in the left leg and was taken to a local hospital.

The NOPD did not immediately release any other information but said the investigation remained open and active. 

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Editors Note: New Orleans Police originally reported that a juvenile girl was wounded in the shooting. The story had been corrected to show that the victim was a boy. However, upon receiving further information, the story was updated to reflect the victim was a 13-year-old girl.