NOLA Cops: 1 Killed, 9 Hurt in Bourbon Street Shootings

'This was the wrong place to bring firearms,' says police superintendent
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 27, 2016 5:43 AM CST
NOLA Cops: 1 Killed, 9 Hurt in Bourbon Street Shootings
Bourbon Street in the French Quarter section of New Orleans, in this 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

(Newser) – New Orleans Police say one man is dead and nine others injured following a shooting in the French Quarter, reports the AP. Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said during a news conference that officers responded about 1:30am Sunday to the shooting at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets. Harrison said the shooting victims, whose ages ranged from 20 to 37, included two females and eight males. One male victim died at a hospital.

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Harrison said police do not know what motivated the shooting, but one male victim was among two men arrested on firearms charges. Harrison said the shooting happened despite an increased police presence for the Bayou Classic football game Saturday night between Southern and Grambling universities. "This was the wrong place to bring firearms," he tells WDSU. "We've made that clear, and now we've apprehended a number of people through our proactive efforts for carrying firearms in the French Quarter and we will continue to do that." (Read more French Quarter stories.)

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