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2 killed, 1 injured in US shooting

Xinhua | Updated: 2013-04-24 14:20

HOUSTON - Two men were killed and a child was injured Tuesday in a shooting in the US state of Louisiana, officials said.

The shooting happened in New Orleans, Louisiana, according to local TV channel FOX8.

Police received a report of multiple shots fired in Mid-City, a neighborhood in New Orleans, at 5:50 pm, and when they arrived, they found two men with multiple gunshot wounds to their bodies on the porch of a home, according to the report.

An 8-year-old boy, who was shot in the stomach and arm, was taken to a hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, the report said.

Witnesses reportedly said two men opened fire and then fled on foot.

An investigation was under way.

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