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

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The New Orleans Police Dept. arrested a 12-year-old boy for shooting his mother in the head Wednesday morning.


Police say it happened around 7:20 a.m. in the 1400 block of South Roman Street.


Officers responded to a medical call at the location regarding an unconscious female. Upon arriving on scene and beginning to render aid, EMS discovered the woman had a gunshot wound to the head.


The victim was transported to a local hospital where she remains in critical condition.


During the investigation by Sixth District detectives, it was determined that only the victim’s 12-year-old-son and 2-year-old daughter were present inside the residence when the victim was shot.


A search warrant of the home yielded a semi-automatic firearm in the bedroom of the son, along with a single spent casing.


Based on the investigation, an arrest warrant was obtained for the boy for attempted second degree murder.


His name was not released.


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