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Police officers on patrol rescued a 43-year-old Malick, Barataria man after he was spotted lying bleeding on the roadway, rushing him to hospital for medical care.

The man was shot and wounded on Thursday.

The victim, who underwent emergency surgery is said to be in a critical condition.

According to a police report, the victim of Upper 7th Avenue, Malick, Barataria was shot and wounded by an unknown gunman while at 10-31 at Upper 7th Avenue, Malick.

The victim, who was found by police lying on the roadway, was taken to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex for treatment.