The 8-year-old boy who was shot in the leg Saturday afternoon in Uptown New Orleans was playing football in the street with other kids in the neighborhood when the shooting happened.

"My child could have lost his life out there on account of some foolishness and stupidity," the victim's mother told WWL-TV.

About 3:50 p.m. Saturday, the boy suffered a gunshot wound to the leg while at South Rendon and Eden streets, New Orleans police said.

The victim's mother said her son is home from the hospital.

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