Man shot in the foot in Metairie early Friday morning

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish Sheriff's investigators have confirmed that a man was shot early Friday morning in the vicinity of Veterans and Power Boulevards.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said the victim told police he was inside JR's Sports Bar in the 7000 block of Veterans when he heard a gunshot.

The man said as he started to leave the bar, he realized he had sustained a gunshot wound to the foot.

The victim drove himself to the Ochsner location in Kenner for treatment.

Investigators are continuing their investigation into the incident and to whether the victim's account is correct.

When a reporter went to the bar early this morning, employees denied anything had happened.

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