New Orleans shooting: 11 people shot in city's famed French Quarter, say police
All of the victims were rushed to nearby local facilities for medical treatment. Two of them are said to be in critical condition.
At least 11 people were shot in New Orleans' famed French Quarter on early Saturday morning, according to police. Authorities said the gunfire was heard on Canal Street at about 3:21 am on Saturday.
The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) rushed to the scene to find multiple people shot, according to NBC affiliate WDSU reports. No officers were injured in the incident.
The police department took to Twitter at 4:44 am ET to announce that they were investigating a shooting with multiple victims and that an individual had been apprehended from near the scene of the incident. It is not yet clear whether the person is connected to the shooting.
#NOPD is investigating a shooting in the 700 block of Canal Street. Initial reports showing multiple victims. A suspect has been apprehended near the scene. No further details at this time. #NOPDAlert— NOPD (@NOPDNews) December 1, 2019
UPDATE: The total number of victims in this incident is 11. A victim walked in at a local hospital for treatment. Investigation remains ongoing. #NOPDAlert— NOPD (@NOPDNews) December 1, 2019
All of the victims were rushed to nearby local facilities for medical treatment. Two of them are said to be in critical condition. No further details are available on their condition.
The shooting occurred on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is spotted with multiple hotels. Reports state that authorities had quickly responded to the scene as patrols were increased in light of this weekend's Bayou Classic, an annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that's played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
More details of the incident are awaited. This is a developing story.