NOPD investigates child shot in Central City

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The New Orleans Police Department says a shooting in Central City this afternoon left a child injured.

"Initial reports show an 8-year-old juvenile male victim suffering a reported graze gunshot wound" according to NOPD spokesman Aaron Looney. "The victim was transported to an area hospital via EMS for treatment."

Police say they were notified of the incident shortly before 2:00 p.m.

Police say anyone who has information should callCrimestoppers at (504) 822-1111 or toll free at (877) 903-7867 (STOP). Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to leave their names and may be eligible for a cash reward.