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

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

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) -The New Orleans Police Department has arrested a 12-year-old boy in connection with a shooting that left his mother injured 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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