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

NEW ORLEANS - 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.

Google Map for coordinates 29.948163 by -90.089845.

1400 block of South Roman Street

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.