NOPD: 16-year-old shot while riding bike in Hollygrove

NOPD: 16-year-old shot while riding bike in Hollygrove
The New Orleans Police Department is investigating a shooting in Hollygrove that left a man injured.

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The Orleans Police Department says a 16-year-old was shot while riding his bike in Hollygrove Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the victim was riding his bike near the intersection of Forshey Street and Leonidas Street around 3:15 p.m. when he was approached by a man who attempted to pull him off the bike. The suspect then pulled out a firearm and began shooting at the victim. The victim was struck three times.

EMS transported the victim to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the scene on foot. Police have not released a description of the suspect.

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

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