Man injured in shooting on Norman Francis near Greenway

A man was injured in a shooting Monday on Norman Francis Parkway near the Lafitte Greenway, the New Orleans Police Department reported.

Police learned the 18-year-old had been shot in the abdomen at about 3:40 p.m. when he arrived at the emergency room. The victim had knocked on his mother door for help, police said.

The incident was later reclassified as a negligent injury, the result of a gun going off accidentally.

Further details were not available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD First District station at 504-658-6010 to speak to a detective, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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