Eleven injured in New Orleans shooting
An early Sunday morning shooting in New Orleans left 11 people injured, with two in critical condition.
The shooting occurred on Canal Street near the French Quarter.
Police were able to respond very quickly to the scene as patrols had been heightened for the weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Police received a call reporting a disturbance at 3:21 a.m. and, upon arrival, immediately found victims and could hear gunshots.
According to the New Orleans Police Dept., 10 of the victims were transported to local medical centers and one walked to a local hospital.
An individual was detained near the scene, but his or her possible involvement in the shooting is under investigation.
“What happened in our city [Sunday morning] was a cowardly and senseless act that we cannot and will not tolerate,” said Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said in a statement.
“While this investigation is in the very beginning stages, one thing is certain – we will not stop until we identify and arrest those responsible.”
“The shootings on Canal Street early this morning were an ugly disruption of an otherwise beautiful holiday weekend. We will do everything we can to wrap the victims and their families in our love and support, and to bring the criminals responsible to justice,” said New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell via Twitter on Sunday.