New Orleans capturing: Eleven victims in French Quarter

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Canal St file picture. The shootings happened at about 03:20 native time


Police in New Orleans say there have been 11 victims of a capturing incident within the metropolis’s French Quarter vacationer hub.

US media quoted one officer as saying two folks have been in vital situation. No fatalities have been reported.


The incident happened on Canal St between Bourbon and Chartres streets at about 03:20 native time (09:20 GMT).

Police mentioned on their Twitter feed that “one suspect had been apprehended close to the scene”.

Nevertheless it was unclear whether or not the particular person was concerned.

There have been no different particulars and the police would solely say that investigations have been ongoing.

The victims have all been taken to hospital.

Native media quoted police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson as saying officers on the 700 block of Canal Avenue on the time believed that they have been being fired upon.

The French Quarter has been internet hosting holidaymakers marking the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Hundreds of followers and alumni have additionally been drawn to town for the Bayou Traditional soccer sport historically performed on Thanksgiving weekend between Southern College and Grambling State College.

On the identical weekend in 2016, a person was killed and 9 different folks injured in a capturing on Bourbon St.

In June 2014, one other capturing incident on Bourbon St left one particular person lifeless and 9 injured.