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A 35-year-old man was shot in the neck and face on Wednesday night in New Orleans East, New Orleans Police said.

The man was walking near the Dickens Drive and Zion Street intersection around 4:30 p.m. when he was shot, police said.

The victim said he heard a loud pop and then noticed blood running down his face, police said. Realizing he was shot, he soon caught a ride to a local hospital with a neighborhood resident.

The victim is in stable condition, police said.