posted on Jan, 5 2004 @ 01:32 PM
The Kinks singer Ray Davies is recovering after being shot in the thigh while on holiday in New Orleans. The singer-songwriter, 59, was wounded on
Sunday after trying to run after two men who allegedly stole his female companion's purse at gunpoint. He was admitted to the Medical Center of
Louisiana but his injuries were not considered serious.
A New Orleans police spokesman said one person had been arrested, and police were still searching for the second.
Davies was walking in New Orleans' French Quarter at 2030 local time on Sunday (0230 Monday GMT) when two men approached, police said.
"He was walking east of the French Quarter with a female friend," said New Orleans police spokesman Captain Marlon Defillo.
"Two men walked up. They apparently took the female friend's purse. He chased them.
"One of those persons turned and shot him in the leg and we have arrested one person," Mr Defillo said.
Davies' manager Deke Arlon said: "He's in hospital but it is not really serious. He should be up and about in a day or so.
"The message that came back to me was that he is in good spirits."
It isn't too serious so thank God he's alright. Ray Davies is a musical genius, and we've been losing too many of those lately. Yet the no-talent
pop whores hang around for years gladly. Is there no justice in the world?
[Edited on 5-1-2004 by SkepticOverlord]