Wardell Young, 12, allegedly got into an argument with a 17-year-old around 7:30 p.m. Thursday (May 22) in the 3200 block of General Taylor Street, according to a NOPD news release. During the argument, Young pulled a gun and began firing, hitting the teen victim several times in the body, the release states. The victim was listed in stable condition afterward.
“On May 6, 2014, Young’s mother had reported him to police as being a runaway,” the release states. “Young is considered to be armed and dangerous.”
Anyone with information is urged to call Second District detectives at 658-6020 or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111.