NOPD: Man shot in the buttocks outside New Orleans East store

NOPD: Man shot in the buttocks outside New Orleans East store
Three teens have been arrested following a high-speed chase early Thursday morning in St. Tammany Parish.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans Police say a man was shot outside of a New Orleans East store Friday night.

The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. in the 7000 block of Read Boulevard.

According to investigators, the victim was sitting inside of his vehicle in front of the supermarket when an unknown silver pickup truck parked behind his vehicle. The victim and a passenger in the pickup truck began arguing. The passenger then exited the vehicle and walked towards the entrance of the store. As the passenger walked towards the store, a third suspect exited the store, brandished a weapon and fired two shots. The victim was struck once in the buttocks.

Police later released surveillance video of the incident in hopes that the public can help to identify the suspects.

Note: The incident begins at the 8:00 mark.

If anyone has any information about the shooting, they are asked to contact Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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