New Orleans police: 10 wounded in French Quarter shooting; suspect captured
New Orleans police say 10 people were hit in an early morning shooting in the city’s famed French Quarter.
Police Supt. Shaun Ferguson tells The New Orleans Advocate/The Times-Picayune that two people are in critical condition after the early Sunday shooting and a person of interest has been detained.
Anyone w/info on shooting that injured 10 people this morning in 700 block of Canal Street asked to call #NOPD at 504-658-6080 or @CrimestopperGNO at 504-822-1111.https://t.co/VEjrhtkNlR pic.twitter.com/u7PTjsShTT
— NOPD (@NOPDNews) December 1, 2019
Ferguson says the 10 victims were taken to two hospitals. Further details about their conditions haven’t been released.
The shooting took place on a busy commercial block of Canal Street that has streetcar tracks and is near many hotels. Ferguson says police quickly responded to the scene as patrols were heightened for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual Thanksgiving weekend rivalry football game between Grambling State and Southern University that’s played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.