On Tuesday night around 7:45p, a gun was fired into the front door of the Alvar Library. A security guard was struck by the gunfire while entering the building. No one else was struck by gun fire.
Library staff immediately moved library users to a secure location in the building and called 911.
NOPD and EMS arrived shortly after the 911 call.
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