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Police: New Orleans off-duty officer shot in leg

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Jul 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-24 08:14:00-04

Law enforcement agencies are searching for suspects after a New Orleans off-duty police officer was shot in the leg.

Local news outlets report that the officer was working a paid security job in the Uptown area around 1 a.m. Monday when a light-colored SUV approached his car. Police say at least one person fired one shot into the officer's car.

Police superintendent Michael Harrison tells WVUE-TV that the officer is in good condition at University Medical Center. The identity of the officer hasn't been released.

Jefferson Parish council at-large Chris Roberts says the officer was shot by juveniles. He says law enforcement agencies are searching for a silver-colored SUV with its rear window shot out.