Boy, 12, arrested on attempted-murder charge

New Orleans police on Tuesday arrested a 12-year-old boy wanted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder.

Wardell Young is suspected of shooting a 17-year-old on May 22 in the 3200 block of Gen. Taylor Street in Broadmoor.

Police said the shooting happened about 7:30 p.m. during a shouting match between the boys.

The victim was struck multiple times but was not seriously injured, police said.

Young’s mother had reported him to police May 6 as a runaway.