NOPD: Juvenile finds gun, accidentally shoots man in the leg

NOPD: Juvenile finds gun, accidentally shoots man in the leg
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - New Orleans police are investigating an incident in which a juvenile accidentally shot an adult male at a home in the Milneburg neighborhood.

The call was received just after 8 p.m. reporting the incident in the 5600 block of Lafaye Street.

Police said a juvenile retrieved the weapon from a dresser drawer. The weapon accidentally discharged, striking an adult male in an adjacent room.

The adult male sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. His injury is not considered life threatening.

No further information is currently available.

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