Man injured in shooting near Earhart Boulevard in Hollygrove, police say

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A man suffered several gunshot wounds Sunday night after a shooting just off Earhart Boulevard in Hollygrove, New Orleans police said.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was in his vehicle in the 2800 block of Cherry Street (near Apricot Street, which runs alongside Earhart Boulevard) around 9:45 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, when a maroon vehicle parked in front of him, according to the initial NOPD report. Several people got out and opened fire on him, so he ran inside a business to get away, the report states.

The victim was shot in the leg and the back, and was taken by ambulance to the hospital for treatment, said NOPD Officer Juan Barnes.

Further details were not immediately available. Anyone with information is urged to call the NOPD Second District station at 658-6020 to speak to a detective, or CrimeStoppers at 822-1111 to leave an anonymous tip that could be eligible for a cash reward.

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