Wednesday 11 December 2019

Ten people wounded in New Orleans shooting, say police

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Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A total of 10 people have been hit in a shooting in the French Quarter of New Orleans in the early hours of Sunday, according to police.

Two people are in critical condition and no arrests have been made, a police release said.

Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson told The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune a person of interest has been detained.

Mr Ferguson said the 10 victims were taken to two hospitals.

Further details about their conditions have yet to be released.

The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels.

Mr Ferguson said police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend's Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

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