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Dozen people wounded in a shooting incident at a crowded New Orleans street

At least 10 people were wounded during a shooting on a crowded New Orleans street on Sunday. Two of those victims were critically wounded, according to the New Orleans Police Department.

One person was detained near the shooting on the edge of the city’s historic French Quarter but was later released, police said. Police are still to make further arrests.

The FBI is coordinating with the New Orleans Police Department in their investigation into the shooting.




Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced in a tweet Sunday a reward of up to $5,000 for information in the case.

Police do not know what led up to the shooting, but several officers were already on scene when shots rang out around 3:20 a.m. because of the Bayou Classic, a football game between Grambling State and Southern University that brought hundreds of thousands to the city over the holiday weekend.

“Unfortunately, there were so many people out here we were unable to determine who was actually firing the shots at that time,” New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said during a press conference Sunday.



Police are reviewing surveillance, talking to witnesses and asking anyone who may have seen something to come forward with information.





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