NEW ORLEANS (AP) – 4:40 p.m.
New Orleans authorities are identifying the man killed in a shooting that also injured nine other people in a busy tourist district.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says none of the victims was an intended target when two other men began arguing and shooting early Sunday in the French Quarter.
Harrison says the man killed was 25-year-old Demontris Toliver. He adds that five of the victims were released from a hospital by Sunday afternoon, and four remained hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
Investigators were searching for the suspected shooters, who fled on foot.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the suspects are believed to be from out of town. He called the gun violence “completely unacceptable.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – New Orleans Police say one man is dead and nine others injured following a shooting in the French Quarter.
Police Superintendent Michael Harrison said during a news conference that officers responded about 1:30 a.m. Sunday to the shooting at the intersection of Iberville and Bourbon streets.
Harrison said the shooting victims whose ages ranged from 20 to 37 included two females and eight males. One male victim died at a hospital.
Harrison said police do 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 Saturday night between Southern and Grambling universities.
No further information was immediately available. An investigation is ongoing.