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Shooting on New Orleans Bourbon Street injures nine people

By Melissa Barclay,

A shooting on Bourbon Street in New Orleans’ French Quarter injured nine people Sunday morning.

According to police, one man shot at another man before turning on the crowd following an altercation between the two, reported WWL-TV.

One person was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, while several others who were hospitalized are in stable condition, reported the Associated Press.

One witness said that the shooter appeared to target the man and then the crowd. “He seemed pissed off at some dude, pulled the gun out and started shooting at the guy, then turned around on the crowd and started shooting at us."

The shooting took place two blocks from the historic Jackson Square.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu promised that justice would be served.

“Our No. 1 priority is to keep New Orleans safe. These kinds of incidents will not go unanswered ... I am confident that between video evidence and eyewitnesses accounts, we will bring the perpetrators to justice,” he said in a statement issued through City Hall spokesman Tyler Gamble.

This is the third major shooting to occur on Bourbon Street within the last three years.

 

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