UPDATE: The NOPD released new information on the incident 2 hours later. Police say that the woman wasn’t shot in the incident as they reported before. The NOPD said “the signal for this incident has been changed to a domestic simple battery. Upon further investigation, the victim in this incident was found not to have sustained a gunshot wound.” The incident is still under investigation.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The New Orleans Police Department began investigating a shooting in the Desire Area on Friday morning. According to the NOPD, a woman was shot in the leg in the 3700 block of Benefit Street.

Police say that they were first notified of the incident just before 10 a.m. The victim was taken to the hospital by EMS to be treated for her gunshot wound. The condition of the woman is unknown at the time.

The NOPD has not released information on what led up to the shooting. Anyone with information on the incident can contact NOPD 5th District detectives by calling (504) 658-6050.