Nine people were hospitalized early Sunday morning after shots were fired on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter.
Here’s what you should know about the shooting.
This is a breaking story. Stay tuned for updates.
1. Shots Were Fired at 2:45 in the Morning
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, shots were fired at 2:45 a.m. on Sunday. The shootings occurred in the 700 block of Bourbon street. The video above features surveillance footage from the Bourbon Street when the shots were fired. Warning: some viewers may find the footage disturbing.
2. An Eyewitness Said the First Shot Was Fired Intentionally
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According to an eyewitness interviewed by WWL-TV, a man shot another man intentionally and then opened fire on a crowd on Bourbon Street. The eyewitness said, ” He seemed pissed off at some dude, pulled the gun out and started shooting at the guy then turned around on the crowd and started shooting at us.”
According to the Los Angeles Times, New Orleans Police Supt. Ronal W. Serpas said of the shooting, “This is two young men, both armed with firearms, who chose to settle a dispute between themselves without care for anyone else.”
3. One Victim Is in Critical Condition
According to police, one identified woman was in critical condition as of 5:30 a.m. Sunday, while the other victims are in stable condition. Police originally reported seven people being shot but later said more injuries were reported as the morning progressed. As of Monday afternoon, five victims are still in the hospital.
Cops say that some of the victims of the shooting were tourists. As of Sunday afternoon, no arrests were made.
4. Residents Are Hoping the City Takes the Shooting as ‘a wake-up call’
French Quarter resident Michael Tilbury told the Times-Picayune hopes the city takes the shooting as “a wake-up call” and hopes the shooter was caught on one of the quarter’s security cameras. “I hope we catch him and make a total example out how stupid and reckless this is,” Tilbury said.
5. Police Are Still Investigation
The New Orleans Police are still investigating what lead to the shooting as of 4:30 Sunday morning.
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