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14-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Shooting in Marigny

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Merritt Landry (photo from NOPD)

(from the New Orleans Police Department) – A 14-year-old boy is hospitalized in critical condition after a shooting in the Marigny early this morning.

Investigators say 33-year-old Merritt Landry fired one shot at the teenager, who was in Landry’s front yard near his vehicle on Mandeville Street at around 2 this morning.  The teen was wounded in the head.

Crime Lab technicians located a single spent casing on the scene.

After a thorough review of crime scene evidence, as well as the evaluation of multiple interviews, Landry has been booked with Attempted Second Degree Murder.