Breaking: 13 yr old shot in head in West End Neighborhood

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New Orleans police investigate what led to a 13-year-old boy to be shot in the head.

It happened Monday morning in the West End Neighborhood.

According to an NOPD news release, “The shooting occurred around 9:51 a.m. in the 400 block of 10th Street, near the corner of Fleur de Lis Drive and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.”

#NOPD investigating shooting in 400 block of 10th Street. Initial reports show 13-year-old juvenile male victim sustained gunshot wound to head. Victim was transported to hospital in critical condition. #NOPDAlert pic.twitter.com/ZaEE73pPft

— NOPD (@NOPDNews) August 10, 2020

NOPD says the boy was transported to the hospital alive but in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing. WWL First News will have more information when available.