NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 15-year-old boy was stabbed Monday night on St. Charles Avenue, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, but NOPD says they are questioning the validity of the victim's statements.
According to the report, the victim's statements have been inconsistent and were not supported by video surveillance.
The boy told NOPD he was stabbed at 9:49 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of St. Charles Avenue, between Lee Circle and St. Joseph Street . The Orpheus parade was still rolling when detectives got on the scene to speak with the victim, according to the article.
According to the report, the victim told police he heard gunshots in the area and started running. Police said while the boy was running, he stumbled over a woman and "felt a poke."
The teen saw he was bleeding and went to a local hospital, where he was treated for a stab wound, according to the report.
In response to questions from NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune, Washington said police were questioning the veracity of the teen's statements, including his report of gunfire near the parade route.
The report said he was injured, but the circumstances of how he was injured were unclear.
For more information, read the article here.