NOPD: 12-year-old boy arrested for shooting his mother in the head

Posted at 9:46 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 11:46:33-04

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    NEW ORLEANS, LA (WGNO) — A 32-year-old woman is in critical condition after she was shot in the head by her 12-year-old son yesterday.

The shooting occurred in the 1400 block of South Roman Street around 7:30 a.m. on July 3, according to the NOPD.

Responding officers found the victim suffering from a gunshot wound at the residence.

She was rushed to a hospital, where she was listed in critical condition.

Officers recovered a semi-automatic handgun and a spent shell casing in the boy’s bedroom, according to the NOPD.

The 12-year-old boy was arrested at the scene and charged with attempted second degree murder.

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