Ray Davies Shot in New Orleans

Kinks frontman injured in robbery attempt

January 5, 2004 12:00 AM ET

Ray Davies was shot in the leg yesterday evening during a robbery in New Orleans.

The fifty-nine-year-old Kinks frontman was walking on Burgundy Street, just east of the French Quarter, with a female companion when two thieves stole her purse at gunpoint. Davies gave chase and one of the men turned and shot him in the thigh.

Davies was treated and released at the Medical Center of Louisiana and he's expected to make a full recovery. "The wound was quite clean," a rep at Davies' Konk Studio said. "Luckily nothing was broken and they say he should be fine." Local police said that one suspect had been apprehended in the incident and the second suspect is still at large.

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