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Ten people were shot with one victim left dead following a shooting on New Orleans’ famous Bourbon Street. The incident occurred near the intersection of Iberville Street and one block from Canal Street according to NBC News. Reports indicate that the shooting started around 1:30 AM and police were quick to respond due to an increased presence following the Bayou Classic college football game. Superintendent Michael Harrison spoke to the media about the incident, as seen above according to NBC:
“Shots rang out, we responded,” he said, adding it was not clear what triggered the incident.
Ten victims aged between 20 and 37 were shot, including two women and eight men “one of whom has expired at the hospital,” Harrison said. “Our hearts go out to the deceased.”
Two arrests were made for illegal carrying of a firearm.
“One of victims was in possession of a firearm … another subject, who may or may not be affiliated with this event, was arrested for possession of a firearm,” Harrison told WDSU, adding to eight other arrests for the same offense in the space of 24 hours.
“This is the wrong place to bring firearms, we’ve made that clear,” he added. “We are going to pursue this to the fullest extent of the law.”