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Man shot on New Orleans parade route

4 months 16 hours 57 minutes ago February 25, 2017 Feb 25, 2017 Saturday, February 25 2017 February 25, 2017 4:01 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: WWLTV

NEW ORLEANS - NOPD says a 36-year-old Metairie man was shot along a parade route Saturday afternoon.

According to a report from WWLTV, a firearm was shot from inside of a port-o-let at the corner of St. Charles and Napoleon Avenues and wounded a man on the neutral ground. Authorities believe a man may have mishandled his weapon, causing it to misfire into the crowd.

The man was shot in his side and taken to a hospital by EMS. No arrests have been made in connection to the shooting.

Police say there was no altercation before the shooting, leading them to believe it was an accident.

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