2-year-old boy shot in barrage of gunfire in Lower Ninth Ward

Published: Feb. 22, 2022 at 9:00 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 22, 2022 at 9:18 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A child riding in a vehicle with his mother was shot in the leg Tuesday night (Feb. 22) in the Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans police said.

The boy was wounded around 8:39 p.m. while in the 1300 block of Lizardi Street, the NOPD said.

The family of the child, a 2-year-old boy, is pleading with the public to put their guns down.

According to a preliminary report by police, the boy was in the vehicle with his mother when she heard gunshots. The NOPD said the mother got out and “attempted to run inside when she noticed” the boy had been shot in the leg.

The boy’s grandparents say he is in the hospital but is in good spirits and was walking around Wednesday.

They say they’re thankful he will be okay but are sick of the violence that’s plaguing New Orleans.

Police are still searching for the gunman.

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