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A 30-year-old man was shot early Sunday while he was talking to his friend in the Lower 9th Ward, according to a preliminary report by the New Orleans Police Department.

Police said the man was outside on North Villere and Gordon streets about 2:15 a.m. when shots rang out. He then felt pain and realized he had been struck in the buttocks.

He was taken to a local hospital by private conveyance, NOPD said.

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