NOPD Officer and suspect both injured in early morning gunfight

UPDATE: NOPD officers captured the second suspect around 9 a.m.

NEW ORLEANS- An NOPD Officer has been taken to University Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the shoulder.

He is in stable condition.

The Officer was injured in a shootout with at least one suspect in the 4900 Block of Prytania St. around 6 a.m.

A suspect was also shot in the incident and taken to the hospital.

Both the suspect and the officer are currently in stable condition.

Another suspect is still at large.

According to investigators, the gunfire started when NOPD Officers were responding to an armed robbery call.

Three officers confronted the two suspects as they left the CVS, according to NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson.

Google Map for coordinates 29.924362 by -90.107941.

4900 Block of Prytania St

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