Police: 1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at a Louisiana Walmart


The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Authorities say one person has been fatally shot and another wounded at a Walmart store in New Orleans.

New Orleans Police said a man was detained for questioning after the shooting Monday evening in the city’s Gentilly district. A police statement said a city police officer who was working a secondary employment security detail at the store had taken the man in custody.

Authorities say a male victim was found elsewhere in a store aisle with a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say a female victim had a gunshot wound to the foot and was in stable condition.

The names of those involved weren’t immediately released.

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