Man shot near school in 7th Ward

Man shot near school in 7th Ward

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating a shooting that happened near a 7th Ward school Tuesday morning.

A 22-year-old man was shot near Joseph S. Clark Preparatory School in the 1300 block of North Derbigny Street shortly before noon. He was struck in the leg.

The victim was not a student or employee, but ran to the school for safety and to call police, according to the NOPD.

The victim was taken to a local hospital. It is unclear where the shooting occurred. The incident is still under investigation.

The school released the following statement:

"Shortly before noon today, a shooting occurred in the neighborhood near Joseph S. Clark Preparatory School- A FirstLine School. School administrators were alerted after gunshots were heard, and as with all incidents such as these, the school implemented a mandatory lockdown.

Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call Crimestoppers at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for the information leading to the arrest and indictment of the responsible person(s). You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to Crimestoppers at

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