New Orleans: A shooting in the US city of New Orleans killed a 9-year-old boy and injured other two teenagers on Monday evening. Also Read - Hiroshima Day 2020: All About The Day an Atomic Bomb Destroyed The Lives of an Entire Japanese City

The incident took place in Seventh Ward of Pauger Street at around 5 p.m, Shaun Ferguson, superintendent from the New Orleans Police Department told reporters. The 9-year-old boy, identified as Devante Bryant, died on spot from a gunshot wound to the head. Also Read - Who is Vicki Draves & Why Is She Trending? Know All About the Asian-American Olympic Diver

His family, aghast at the tragedy, said that the kid was going to celebrate his 10th birthday at the end of this month. Also Read - 'Chinese Software Companies Working in US Feeding Data Directly to Beijing', Says Mike Pompeo

Reports further confirmed that at least four people were shot in the firing and two more minors – a 15-year-old girl and a 13-year-old boy – were injured, both of whom were sent to the hospital and are said to be in stable conditions.

The motivation behind the shooting remains unclear and an investigation is underway, Ferguson said.

With IANS inputs