Sat, 15 Aug 2020

HOUSTON, July 13 (Xinhua) -- A shooting in the southern U.S. city of New Orleans Monday afternoon killed a 10-year-old boy and injured other two teenagers, local media reported.

Shaun Ferguson, superintendent from the New Orleans Police Department, told reporters that the 10-year-old boy died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to WVUE-DT, a Fox-affiliated television station.

The incident happened in the 2100 block of Pauger Street around 5 p.m. local time (2200 GMT).

Reports from the police department said the two injured were a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom were sent to hospital and listed in stable conditions.

The motivation behind the shooting remains unclear and investigation is under way, WVUE-DT TV quoted Ferguson as saying.

Ferguson called on the public to contact police if they had any information.

New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico.

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