Nearly a dozen people were shot and wounded in an early Sunday morning shooting in New Orleans’s famed French Quarter district, according to local police.
Two of 10 people are in critical condition, local police said in a press statement. Authorities detained one person of interest but have made no arrests in connection to the shooting, Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson told reporters.
“Unfortunately, there were so many people out here that we were unable to determine who was actually firing these shots at that time,” Ferguson told reporters. (RELATED: 5 Dead, More Than 20 Others Injured In Texas Shooting: Police)
Police say 11 people were wounded in an early morning shooting on the edge of New Orleans’ French Quarter. Two were critically hurt. Police have detained someone they describe as a person of interest, but no arrests have been made. https://t.co/iwYAiZA61X
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 1, 2019
Police responded to the scene ahead of the annual Thanksgiving weekend football game between Grambling State and Southern University, The Associated Press reported.
The shooting comes after a spate of similar incidents earlier this year.
Seven people died in August from a shooting in the Odessa, Texas, area. A gunman shot at least 21 people. Two people died and another four were wounded following a school shooting in November at a Santa Clarita, California, school.
Police are offering a $5,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to more information about a potential suspect, Ferguson said in a statement Sunday about the French Quarter shooting. “What happened in our city overnight was a cowardly and senseless act that we cannot and will not tolerate,” he said.
This post was updated with new information.
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