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New Orleans Police report 14-year-old shot, critical

Last Modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 3:49 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after being shot in the head early Friday.

New Orleans Police say the shooting happened just after 2 a.m.

Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry's front yard near his vehicle. Police say the bullet struck the teen in the head.

Police booked Landry with one-count of attempted second-degree murder. It was not immediately known whether Landry has an attorney.

A city spokesperson told WDSU-TV that Landry is a New Orleans city employee, who works as a building inspector with the Historic District Landmark Commission.

Posted By: pedro gomez On: 7/26/2013

Title: how convenient

i notice how you failed to mention that the kid had to jump over an 8ft fence to gain access to the yard, or the number of recent muggings at knife point in the area

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