NOPD Officer Hailed As Hero After Saving Life Of Child Shooting Victim

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A New Orleans Police Officer is being hailed as a hero after his quick thinking saved the life of a seven-year-old shooting victim in St. Roch.

NOPD officials said yesterday that Officer Daniel McCreary was on the scene of a shooting off North Prieur Street and applied a chest seal to an injured seven-year-old girl when he realized her lung was collapsing.

McCreary continued with the first-aid until EMS arrived to transport the child to the hospital.

The girl and a second 14-year-old male victim are expected to recover and an investigation into the shooting in ongoing.

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