One Dead, Nine Injured In New Orleans Shooting

At least one person has been killed, and a further nine were injured, following a shooting, in New Orleans, in the US state of Louisiana.

One man was killed, nine people were injured and witnesses said others ran in panic during a shooting early on Sunday in New Orleans’ French Quarter, a bustling tourist destination packed with bright lights, bars and live music.

Police superintendent Michael Harrison said officers responded about 1.30am to the shooting, at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets.

The shooting victims were two women and eight men, ranging in age from 20 to 37, he said. One man died at a hospital.

Harrison said police did not know what motivated the shooting, but one male victim was among two men arrested on firearms charges.

Harrison said the shooting happened despite an increased police presence for the Bayou Classic football game on Saturday night, between Southern and Grambling universities. He said officers were nearby, heard the shots and ran toward them.

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