Ten shot, one killed in New Orlean's French Quarter

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison and Mayor Mitch Landrieu give new information on the shooting of 10 people on Bourbon Street Sunday morning.l

NEW ORLEANS -- Ten people were shot, one fatally, on Bourbon Street Sunday morning.

According to NOPD, ten people were shot near the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon Streets around 1:26 a.m. on Sunday (Nov. 27). One of the victims, only identified as a male, has died. 

Two arrests were made at the scene of the shooting for illegal carrying of a firearm according to NOPD. One of the suspects arrested was wounded in the shooting, the other was illegally carrying a weapon at the scene, but was not involved in the shooting according to police.

In total, eight men and two women were shot. There ages range from 20-to-37 years old.

NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison said their were "30 or more" officers in the area as well as EMS when the shooting occurred.

 

 

"We’re going to continue to pursue this aggressively," Harrison said.

NOPD officers have arrested 11 people in the past 48 hours for illegally carrying weapons in NOPD's Eighth District, consisting mostly of the French Quarter. 

The shooting took place on the final night of Bayou Classic weekend in New Orleans.

"This is unacceptable, especially on a night like this," Landrieu said. "It's a tragic end to what was otherwise a beautiful weekend."

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call NOPD's homicide division at 504-658-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 1-877-903-STOP.

 

 

(© 2016 WWL)


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