At least 11 people were shot; two people are in critical condition.
Early Sunday morning in New Orleans’ French Quarter, 11 people were shot; none were killed, but two of the victims remain in critical condition, according to the New Orleans Police Department.
The police detained one person near the scene, but no arrests have been made and a motive is unclear.
Officials credited an increased police presence in anticipation of the Bayou Classic, an annual Thanksgiving football game between Grambling State University Tigers and the Southern University Jaguars, for law enforcement’s rapid response. A mass shooting occurred during the same weekend in 2016 on Bourbon Street, killing one man and injuring nine.
What we know:
- The shooting began around Sunday 3:30 am CT.
- 11 people were shot and two of them are in critical condition. 10 people were initially taken to local hospitals, but an additional victim showed up seeking treatment.
- An individual was apprehended near the scene of the shooting. This person of interest is still being investigated, and no arrests have been made yet.
What we don’t know:
- The identity of the shooter.
- The shooter’s motive.
- The Identities of victims.